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Do gifted boys perform better in mathematics than gifted girls?
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Lee, Y. P., & Lim, T. K.(1995, November). Do gifted boys perform better in mathematics than gifted girls? Paper presented at the Ninetieth Annual Conference of the Educational Research Association, Singapore.
This paper focused on the gender differences in mathematical performance in gifted secondary students in three single-sex secondary schools. It considered the performance in elementary and additional mathematics of eight cohorts of students across Secondary One to Four in the Gifted Education Programme. The sample was made up of 1410 girls and 2454 boys. A subsample of 364 Secondary 3 and 4 students also sat for the SAT-M test. No gender differences were found in the school-based examinations. However, there were gender differences favouring girls in SATM; a finding in contrast to most studies. The strengths of the girls lied in content areas such as arithmetic and geometry. The paper also looked at the implications of these findings for the gifted programme.
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