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"What I learned most was to trust myself."
"I learned so much more than I gave"
New research into how teachers evaluate the mathematical ability of students suggests that teachers, both White teachers and teachers of color alike, show distinct that favor male students. The study from USC found that teachers evaluated students’ performance equally along racial and gender lines, but based on the same work, they assumed that girls—and especially girls of color—had lower mathematics ability than boys. the researchers founds the lowest-rated group was always females of color.
The Girls Math Club is a course designed and delivered by women and predominately, women of color who have been successful academically in math, have careers in the tech field or in other math related occupations. The course focuses on the most important building blocks to math success in an environment in support of girls of color in elementary, middle and high school.