Girls Confidence in Maths
Girl’s Confidence in Maths
This year’s GCSE maths results, the first of the new and more challenging syllabus—show that boys have pulled further ahead of girls; 16.5% of male candidates were awarded at least an A grade this year, compared with 14.7% of female candidates.
In maths, British girls were outscored by boys in tests—but the gap was reversed when the performances were adjusted for levels of self-confidence. In other words: girls who said they were good at maths performed as well as boys with the same attitude, while girls and boys lacking in self-confidence achieved results that were similar to each other. The problem, however, is that many more girls lack confidence in their maths and science ability than their mail peers.
Barbara Carr is a highly experienced Mathematics Consultant offering you a quality, tailor-made service. She is an accredited Professional Development Lead for the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics.
With 15 years experience as a primary mathematics specialist, Barbara has created a practical approach to teaching mathematics that is tried and tested in most weeks In the classroom. She is a dynamic school improvement adviser and Is noted for her honesty and ability to inspire and enthuse those she works alongside.
This 2 day course will explore factors that influence on our own perception of mathematics before moving on to identify some influences that can lead to negative attitudes towards the subject. The day will involve lots of reflection, debate and hands-on activities that aim to encourage curiosity and a deeper interest in pattern and a stimulus to think outside the box.
£60 per person
Date: 16th Jan & 27th Feb 2018 Time: 1:30 to 3:30
VENUE: St. Francis Catholic Primary School, Coronation Road, Ascot, Berks SL5 9HG
Tel: 01344 622840