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Ray, Amy Elizabeth – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2017
According to the author's website, Danica McKellar's first book is meant to serve as a resource for middle school girls to help them understand math concepts that are commonly confusing. This review will explore McKellar's use of mathematical contexts for presenting mathematical content and consider how these contexts may or may not limit the ways…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Middle School Students, Mathematical Concepts, Females
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Hottinger, Sara – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2010
There is a widespread awareness in the American culture that women do not pursue careers in mathematics-related fields in equal numbers to men. Efforts to address this disparity by reforming mathematics education have met with some success; recent research shows that girls' achievements in mathematics stay on par with those of boys through…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Textbooks, Females, Sexual Identity
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Williams, Rhonda L.; Ferber, Abby L. – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2008
This article discusses an innovative program, Smart-Girl, developed in collaboration among feminist scholars, educators, and business women concerned with intervening in and improving the lives of adolescent girls in their community. This program is unique not only in its success, but also in the social and emotional impact it has had on the high…
Descriptors: Feminism, Females, Service Learning, Teaching Methods