### Study shows females' math skills equal to males

This news comes from the university of Wisconsin-Madison.

Large study shows females are equal to males in math skills

The study author, Janet Hyde, says, "My message to parents is that they should have confidence in their daughter's math performance. They need to realize that women can do math just as well as men. These changes will encourage women to pursue occupations that require lots of math."

I agree; parents AND teachers should never in any way imply that girls can't do the math just because they are girls. That's just not true!

I also thought the mention of 48% of math majors being females was interesting. So, at least in pure math, genders seem to be quite equal. But I personally doubt that will happen in engineering because boys seem to be much more interested in that type of work.

Large study shows females are equal to males in math skills

The study author, Janet Hyde, says, "My message to parents is that they should have confidence in their daughter's math performance. They need to realize that women can do math just as well as men. These changes will encourage women to pursue occupations that require lots of math."

I agree; parents AND teachers should never in any way imply that girls can't do the math just because they are girls. That's just not true!

I also thought the mention of 48% of math majors being females was interesting. So, at least in pure math, genders seem to be quite equal. But I personally doubt that will happen in engineering because boys seem to be much more interested in that type of work.