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Examining Gender and Math Ability

Examining Gender and Math Ability | Science Fair Projects | STEM Projects
We're testing to see if boys really do better in math than girls. We'll compare the math performance of boys and girls from five different schools.


The hypothesis is that boys perform better than girls when solving mathematical problems.

Method & Materials

You will choose five schools and invite ten boys and ten girls from each school to take a math exam. You will then compare the average scores of the boys and girls.
You will need 50 boys and 50 girls, 100 copies of a math exam paper, and 1 set of answers for the exam.


The results showed that boys and girls performed approximately the same on the math exam, with boys only performing 0.2% better.

Why do this project?

This science project is interesting because it tests the hypothesis that boys are better at math than girls, and it also looks at the potential influence of culture on gender differences in math performance.

Also Consider

Variations of this project could include testing different age groups or comparing math performance in schools located in the city versus schools located in rural areas.

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