Well I already knew this, given my engineering degree and general academic superiority over most of my male classmates throughout college, but a study has shown that girls can do just as well in math as boys, and they’ve got the math to prove it. Der. Well, I guess this means that at least my aptitude for linear differential equations is not attributable to me being a freak of nature.
Researchers had detailed personal info on the test takers. Researchers checked out math tests in different grades. They took the average. No difference. Some critics have said that the difference only shows up among the highest levels of math skills. So the team checked out the most gifted children. Again, no difference. From any angle, girls measured up to boys. Still, thereâ€™s a lack of women in the highest levels of professional math, engineering and physics.