Teaching the Female Brain

How Girls Learn Math and Science

by Abigail Norfleet James

Incorporate brain-based research to empower girls in the classroom!

This engaging, practical guide examines how girls’ unique sensory, physical, cognitive, and emotional characteristics affect their performance in the classroom, and shows you how to adapt classroom experiences to assist girls’ learning, particularly in math and science. Readers will find:

  • Research-based techniques and applications for differentiating math and science instruction 
  • Ways of dealing with girls’ stress
  • Up-to-date findings on left- vs. right-brain learning, learning styles, and math anxiety
  • Resources, figures, and charts, as well as quizzes in each chapter that introduce the topic and challenge preconceived notions of learning differences

  • SAGE Publications; July 2009
  • ISBN: 9781452208558
  • Edition: 1
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: Teaching the Female Brain
  • Author: Abigail Norfleet James (ed.)
  • Imprint: Corwin

In The Press

"Informed by extensive experience in same-gender school settings, and a good deal of introspection regarding her own tendencies, her suggestions are informative and practical. The author moves from helping students deal with stress, to teaching science and mathematics to girls--making suggestions along the way for what might be helpful in everyday classroom situations."