Gender differences in early math ability?

Last updated: 05-27-2018

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Gender differences in early math ability?

In a new study, Daniel Ansari and his colleagues investigate whether girls and boys differ in the basic numerical skills that provide the foundation for higher-level math. As head of the Numerical Cognition Laboratory at the University of Western Ontario, Canada, Daniel Ansari is often asked at public events about a long-standing question: whether there are gender differences in children’s math ability. While research from the 1970s and ’80s found that boys outperform girls in mathematics sta...


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