Encouraging Girls in Math and Science

Especially if you have girl entering middle school, you’ll probably want to check out the tools the Education Department offers to help girls achieve at the same level as boys in math and science.  The site is organized around five research-based recommendations: teach students that the brain grows when they practice and learn; provide prescriptive, informational feedback on strategies and effort; show female role models; spark initial curiosity and foster long-term interest in math and science; and teach spatial skills.

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