Community Health, Youth Voices
Though girls do better in math than boys in school, they are still underrepresented in STEM industries like tech. How to reverse that trend, and start early? A group of Berkeley parents signed their daughters up for the SuperGirl Math playgroup. There, girls get a boost to encourage their enthusiasm for the subject. And they have a strategy that they hope will make it into the classroom – making math fun. “Sometimes when you step on the play structure, you really want to have fun and be creative and play with friends. With math, you can feel the same way if you really want to get into math and get it done and feel proud about it.” Hear the story from Youth Radio.