International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 8, Part H (2017)
Girls’ superiority over boys– A few areas in mathematics to be explored at school level
In the past and the present, most of the researchers found boys superior at school level. Thus it is a socially constructed myth that boys are better than girls in mathematics. The researcher has attempted to disprove this myth in the present scenario. This paper takes an endeavour to compare the achievement in mathematics between girl students of active delta area and boy students of matured delta area of south 24 Parganas and to analyse whether there is indeed boys’ superiority over girls in the achievement level of mathematics at school level. A survey was conducted among 210 students in 12 schools of South 24 Parganas, West Bengal by random sampling technique. A standardized achievement test in mathematics prepared by the author was exercised as a tool. Data was analyzed by mean, standard deviation, t-test and graphical presentation. It was noticeable that the girl students of active delta area had done better in mathematics than the boys students of the matured delta area. The mean value of the achievement test of girl students was found 28.43 out of 50 and that of boy students was 20.62. In geometry, mensuration and statistical representation groups, girl students secured the position higher than boys, but in arithmetic and algebra groups, boys had achieved the higher percentage. The achievements in mathematics differed by grade average due to students background characteristics of ethnicity, and SES, motivation, beliefs about mathematics of both students and teachers etc .
How to cite this article:
Minara Yeasmin. Girls’ superiority over boys– A few areas in mathematics to be explored at school level. Int J Appl Res 2017;3(8):539-543.