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Make Your Daughter Practice Math. She'll Thank You Later.

THE WAY WE TEACH MATH IN AMERICA HURTS ALL STUDENTS, BUT IT MAY BE HURTING GIRLS THE MOST.

For parents who want to encourage their daughters in STEM subjects, it’s crucial to remember this: Math is the sine qua non.

You and your daughter can have fun throwing eggs off a building and making papier-mâché volcanoes, but the only way to create a full set of options for her in STEM is to ensure she has a solid foundation in math. Math is the language of science, engineering and technology. And like any language, it

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