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25,116 hits 2.8 (41 votes) Share Favorite | Flag 14 years ago by blahbored

Girls do badly at math when told boys are better
I wonder if it would work the other way around?
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14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Friday 5/25/07 - 8:03:31 PM EST (GMT-5)
I wonder if it would work the other way around?
14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 5/26/07 - 2:26:52 AM EST (GMT-5)
I just didn't pay attention
14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 5/26/07 - 2:42:39 AM EST (GMT-5)
"Telling girls that boys are better than they are at mathematics can irritate them so much that it negatively impacts their performance, according to a U.S. study."

You can't use impact as a verb to mean "to affect" - only "to collide"!

I won't read that article as it's written by a dumb woman.

14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 5/26/07 - 3:02:23 AM EST (GMT-5)
hmmmmmm quite interesting. numbers are my friends, i can count on them.
14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 5/26/07 - 3:15:25 AM EST (GMT-5)
That's because girls are stupid enough to believe it.
14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 5/26/07 - 3:33:38 AM EST (GMT-5)
So...are they trying to insinuate that boys are better at math just because all these naughty teachers in the past have pounding it into everyone's heads that boys are better at math?

BTW. Bekll just became my new best friend.

14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 5/26/07 - 4:06:17 AM EST (GMT-5)
Well it probably doesnt work the other way round because if they did it that way wouldnt they try it the other way?

makes sense?

14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 5/26/07 - 4:50:28 AM EST (GMT-5)
ive never heard that stereotype.
14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 5/26/07 - 5:18:21 AM EST (GMT-5)
For the sake of sexual equality the other way around has to be mentioned too:

So essentially men could be emotionally unstable, fall for every health/fitness scam, be overall gullible and become TV shopping addicts too, if we stopped saying women were so much better at it?

I wuv my stereotypes ;)

14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 5/26/07 - 5:33:24 AM EST (GMT-5)
This is an old study. The test has been done with Blacks too.

A more interesting study which shows the strength of the stereotypes in the outside world as well was where girls were simply reminded that they were women and did worse, compared to when they were reminded that they were at a prestigious university.

And yes, the same applies to men. Which is why I think we need to start encouraging and supporting male students *now* when they are already a minority in almost every university in the western world (men 47%-53% women), performing worse now in standardized testing, etc.

Not just talking about doing away with stereotypes, I'm talking about bringing back aspects like competition to the classrooms which has shown to help boost male performance.

14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 5/26/07 - 6:38:16 AM EST (GMT-5)
no self-esteem
14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 5/26/07 - 6:50:45 AM EST (GMT-5)
Women aren't born loving shopping, make-up and being more creative. It's mainly their socialisation- from birth girls are treated differently than boys and both try to fit the stereotype. It's nurture not nature so this study doesn't suprise me.
14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 5/26/07 - 8:51:34 AM EST (GMT-5)
Erm I Suck At Math
14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 5/26/07 - 10:29:18 AM EST (GMT-5)
I dont really care for math, i just do it and get straight A's all the way. Most of the time i dont even pay attention and when my teach hands me w.e. the work is i try to figure it out for myself.
To me its much more simpler, but then again the only thing im good at is math :P
14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 5/26/07 - 10:53:44 AM EST (GMT-5)
^^^ you go girl!!
14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 5/26/07 - 11:23:13 AM EST (GMT-5)
some people are better at math, some people are worse!! I hate sexist freaks, both genders are EQUAL. men have always been arrogant dumba**es and suppressed women, acting like they're better or something. both the genders are 100% equal. i mean, both genders are the same species: human. the only major difference is childbirth, and if it wasn't for that nobody would be alive right now.
14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 5/26/07 - 11:25:34 AM EST (GMT-5)
by the way, i always get an A+ on my report card, under everything, not just math. and i've noticed that all the boys at my school get C's in everything...
i'm not trying to be sexist here, but just STOP POSTING THE CRAP ABOUT WHICH GENDER IS 'BETTER'.
14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 5/26/07 - 11:47:17 AM EST (GMT-5)
this is a load of bullpoo... wtf, how would they get affected by just being told another gender is better...
14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 5/26/07 - 12:08:48 PM EST (GMT-5)
Some scientific evidence please.
14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 5/26/07 - 12:35:55 PM EST (GMT-5)
wait, so girls can be good at math?
14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 5/26/07 - 12:37:45 PM EST (GMT-5)
^ only the asian ones ^
14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 5/26/07 - 12:48:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
"i'll prove them wrong!" "here's your test results" "FCK!"
14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 5/26/07 - 1:13:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
the truth hurts
14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 5/26/07 - 1:29:13 PM EST (GMT-5)
thats so stupid. when idiots tell me that the boys get better results i think: fine ill just work a bit harder and beat them all!
14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 5/26/07 - 1:37:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'll be the first female to admit that guys are better than us at a lot of things.


But it's math. Who the hell cares about math? I'd suck at it even if I wasn't told that the guy sitting next to be is going to do better. :)


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