MATH FLUENCY IS A CHALLENGE FOR MANY FEMALE STUDENTS OF COLOR
Not enough young people are developing the fundamental skills needed to succeed in STEM careers
Stereotype threat is pervasive, ie. female math student is taking a difficult math test, and the challenges she experiences with it bring to her mind negative stereotypes about female math ability.
Gender and racial disparities within education impede many African American female students from taking upper-level math and science courses in high school
There is a disconnect between the African American identity and mastering mathematics. More culturally factual truth must be taught to correct this misidentification
What Math Mentoring Accomplishes...
develops better problem solving skills
The ability to solve problems is one of the most sought-after employment skills employers look for in their hires. It is also important for entrepreneurs
encourages analytical thinking
Analytical thinking refers to the ability to think critically about the world around us. This is a keyskill in problem-solving.
lays a solid foundation for steam learning
Analytical and reasoning skills are important because they help us solve problems and look for solutions, also fundamental in STEAM learning.
Overcoming math anxiety is the first step to improving math mastery. Understanding the relevance of applied mathematics that we use in everyday life often makes it less intimidating.