The 'Math Brain' mindset creates gender gap in sciences and hurts learners

Article fro Kelly Wallace @ CNN

Highlights

  • The myth that you are either good at math or you aren't discourages girls, says a Stanford professor
  • The "dry, procedural way" math is taught also turns off girls
  • Our own upbringing shapes the way we talk to our kids about math in ways that do not occur in other subjects (there is no "history brain" myth, for example)
  • Growth Mindset supports structural and functional changes in the brain which changes thoughts, emotions, and behavior