Engaging girls in real-world mathematics.
Girls will engage in mathematics when they can apply their knowledge to real applications. We want to see girls using math as a tool to become innovators, independent thinkers, and the next generation of leaders.
We work with girls in elementary and middle school to help them use math in a real way. Participants work together to brainstorm methods, create visual representations of their ideas and learn to problem-solve by actively participating in their own learning process.
Our female-run events provide role models for girls by showing them women who are passionate about math. When girls see themselves in our instructors they no longer see math as a world just for boys.
Although girls perform just as well as boys in mathematics, we still see a gender gap in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields. Rather than presenting a cold, isolating subject, we show girls that math is all about collaboration and creative thinking.