I know that I am not the best at math, especially calculus. In my math classes I see boys and it seems like math comes to them a lot easier than it comes to girls. Sometimes I feel like boys are better at math than girls. But is that a proven fact?
As it turns out, it is not. There needs to be equal resources and positive female role models who are also good at math. It just so happens that boys are more confident in their abilities than women…which is understandable because guys have such BIG egos. I think that because there aren’t many women who major in math and engineering fields, that is the reason I don’t see many women in my math classes. And because there are barely any females, we feel less confident in our abilities.
The only way to improve this never-ending cycle is to find some way to bring in 100s of 1000s of women into STEM fields. Then we can become more confident in ourselves and be back on the same level as men. Tis simple right?