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Engaging Women in Economics [duplicate]

I taught a two-hour introductory class in Econometrics today for high-school and middle-school students (it is a Splash program at my University, and I am a student myself). We started with about 12 ...
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How to improve atmosphere in male-dominated courses

I'm teaching a graduate applied mathematics qualifying exam review course this summer, and I have 9 males and 1 female. My co-instructor and I are also both male. While I don't necessarily see this ...
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Gender and groupwork

What does current evidence suggest: doing group work in mixed/balanced gender groups or doing group work in single gender groups? Setting College level mathematics/science course Group size ...
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Reference request for studies on gender in math examples, homework problems, or math exams

I am looking for a study or reference on gender in math problems given in mathematics. In math texts or even on math exams, if there is a word problem involving people, these people or "characters" ...
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Are women better math teachers for little children?

Once in a discussion a colleague told me that he thinks: It is better to use women to teach maths to little children including preschoolers and children in elementary school. Also it is better to ...
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How to encourage women to study mathematics?

What are different ways we can get women to study mathematics? In my own experience, the higher the math class, the less women in the class. Most women tend to go on the math education track and do ...