Title: Gender equity in the mathematics classroom. What can you do to help?
Date: November 18, 2010
Location: Hyde 318
Time: 3:30-4:30PM (Pizza at 3PM in the faculty/student lounge)
Speaker: Dr. Angela Hodge (North Dakota State University)
Abstract: Although girls are both present and succeeding in high school mathematics courses, their presence does not continue into university mathematics classrooms. Even more problematic is that the number of women in university mathematics classes dramatically decreases during their academic careers. Why do some women fall away when others are able to persevere? In this presentation, Hodge will discuss women’s success in mathematics and the implications of their presence and absence in the classroom. She will discuss her research findings on the contributing factors of women’s success and will invite discussion on the importance of faculty and K-12 teachers in women’s success in mathematics. This is joint work with Dr. Christina Weber at North Dakota State University.