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The Role of Gender in Language Used by Children and Parents Working on Mathematical Tasks
By Kayla Rosenfeld
Hawaii – Researchers at the University of Hawaii are examining the role that language plays in young girls' confidence in their mathematic abilities. They are studying the language parents and children use while working together on mathematical tasks. The researchers are most interested in determining whether the language is different if the child is working with the father or mother.