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General Middle School High School Undergraduate
"I was always competing for the top grades with boys."
"The guys did better. It seemed to click in their head... like a mechanical thing. They didn't have to think about how to do it."
"Just in our society it's more common for males to go into math and science. The people in authority assume that the boys are going to be more interested so they encourage them more. And maybe it's because my math teachers have only been males."
"Guys didn't try to look smart because it wouldn't make them look cool."
"Girls did [better]. We tried more and cared more about our grades. Boys were just…they were young. They didn't care."
"I think it was pretty even. More girls did better like on tests, but I don't think the girls understood it more; they just studied more I guess. But I don't think either one really understood anything more, it's more like who studied more."
"At my school it was pretty much the girls. Guys didn't try to look smart because it wouldn't make them look cool. It was different environment. There were 3 boys in my accelerated math class; there were more girls."
"Boys are just better in math. It clicks with the. Girls do better in groups."
"The boys whip out these difficult questions and finish them. They go much faster. I need time to process the problem."
"Boys do better when there's noise and they are the ones making the noise."
"In advanced math and science courses during high school, the males really out numbered the females."