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Why are boys better than girls in Math and Science?

  1. cobrien profile image76
    cobrienposted 2 years ago

    Why are boys better than girls in Math and Science?

    I need three male opinions for a survey for class. Do you believe that girls do worse in math and science because teachers and parents unknowingly treat boys and girls different, in ways that make their expectations about gender and academic performance come true? What is the basis for your opinion?

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    Larry Wallposted 2 years ago

    That is a misconception held by many people, Look at the number of female pharmacists for example. I attended one-year of pre-pharmacy school and determined it was not right for me. There is a tremendous amount of chemistry courses, you never use them in retail pharmacy, but you have to pass them. I could not.

    When I was working for the oil and gas industry, I met a large number of women who were excellent in math and science. Our bookeeper was a CPA, graduated with honors. More women stay at home after having children or take a lesser job that is less time consuming. Back in my sixth grade class--before computers, cell phones, civil rights movement, etc (I am 63) the best students in our class was girls. I think some professions in the not to distant past discouraged women. Women became nurses--now men are becoming nurses. The ability is determined by the brain and not the gender--contact sports like football are another story.

  3. Dwight Phoenix profile image79
    Dwight Phoenixposted 2 years ago

    Hi nice question.......
    Well Boys don't do better than girls in math and science everywhere.
    But I suppose that mostly on average guys would be drawn closer to these areas.

    Personally as male I believe that math and many of the science subjects have a more macho feel to them, i.e they're more rigid, technical, robust, experimental almost like an academical battle ground to sprout adrenaline,and that can fell better for a guy than the softer feel of history, literature, or homec.

    However scientifically though I'm told that boys have 6 times more grey matter in their brain than girls. Meaning that they have more spatial ability i.e. We on average should be able to do or have a liking for areas with more complex applications. Like math and science.

    However asides from all of that if you purposely train a girl to like and be good at math she can undo the genetical barricades. As well as if you train up a man to like hair dressing he can become the best thing ever.

  4. peachpurple profile image81
    peachpurpleposted 2 years ago

    not really. Girls are better in maths during my school days. Boys are better in Chinese instead

  5. chuckandus6 profile image75
    chuckandus6posted 2 years ago

    My son.is better at English and spelling than at math.

  6. Fahad ansari12 profile image77
    Fahad ansari12posted 2 years ago

    it is surely a misconception. in my girls are doing better in science. but it should be taken under consideration that boys mind is more problem solving than girls.