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The girls were creating technology, and their parents were publicly gushing over the results: this alone may do more for these girls’ interest in STEM/science, technology, engineering and math than anything else that will unfold for them in their K-12 education.
Tell a ’tween girl she can’t read Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye and she’ll find a way. For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction, and in this fact teachers nationwide have a tremendous opportunity to motivate young people to read.
Bullies. Algebra. Popular kids who make others feel badly about themselves. It doesn’t sound fun, right? Well, honestly, writes our guest tween blogger, middle school isn’t that bad. Here’s advice on making it through the first weeks.
This is the bottom line: if you want your daughter to be confident and to embody confidence throughout her life, you, too, have to embody genuine self-confidence.
Today is Colorado Gives Day, a time when nonprofit organizations ask for your contribution. On this day Pretty Brainy asks that your donation be an investment of time in your daughter. Our recommendation? Math games girls and parents can tackle together. Here’s something perfect for ages 10 – 13.
Math Is Beautiful. At least it can be when it has a purpose beyond homework and that purpose makes sense in life! If you like to go shopping, you will like the following math game. If you need practice converting fractions to decimals, you are going to love it — or at least appreciate it!
#ChangeThePattern is an initiative that highlights the need to change the pattern of too few girls engaging STEAM. The movement promotes understanding of STEAM and the diverse thinking and problem-solving that females bring to each discipline. Purchases of art from the initiative will benefit Pretty Brainy through Jan. 1, 2015.
“Sew a Basic Circuit” is a tutorial for girls in STEM (science, technology, engineering + math), particularly the students of Textiles + TechStyles, the latest STEM of Fashion Design™ course from Pretty Brainy. Students may reference the video as they forge ahead with constructing their prototypes.