What’s It Got To Do With Me? Primary research into attitudes to maths of Year 9 (13–14 year olds) and Year 12 (16–17 year olds), by Diane Carrington, M.Sc. Psych. PGCE, a survey commissioned by Maths Action.
This paper attempts to understand why girls do not continue to study maths after GCSE level, and consequently fail to pursue careers in maths related areas… When one considers the crucial need for maths in order to succeed in every-day life as well as in all workplaces, it is clear how this disadvantages women in their life…
Maths Action presented the results of 3 Attitude surveys at House of Lords, 7 September 2015. They showed the attitudes of secondary school girls to maths and whether their attitudes change during their school life.
Maths Action releases two new reports:
The Fear Factor, includes the historical reasons for the negative attitude of British women to maths.
What’s It Got To Do With Me? explores the reasons why British girls don’t continue to study Mathematics – maths – in the 6th Form after the compulsory GCSE exam, and their often negative attitude towards maths.
Your Daughter’s Future is a downloadable guide for parents to help them support their daughters as they make important decisions about their next steps. It is available for download from the National Careers Service website.