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For Girls in STEM, Parent Enthusiasm Trumps Schoolwork

Posted on March 29th, 2014 by in Girls in STEM/STEAM, Learning & Teaching, News, STEAM

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.

Smart Girls Think for Themselves

Posted on September 22nd, 2013 by in Learning & Teaching, Look Who's Pretty Brainy, News

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.

Tween Girl Advice on Transition to Middle School

Posted on August 30th, 2013 by in Learning & Teaching, Life & Culture, News

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.

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How to Raise a Self-Confident Daughter

Posted on March 11th, 2010 by in News

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.

On “Colorado Gives Day,” Make a Contribution in Your Daughter

Posted on December 9th, 2014 by in Girls in STEM/STEAM, Learning & Teaching, Life & Culture, News

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.

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A Holiday Math Game Girls Can Love

Posted on November 19th, 2014 by in Girls in STEM/STEAM, Learning & Teaching

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!

Artists Collaborate to Benefit Girls in STEAM

Posted on October 26th, 2014 by in Girls in STEM/STEAM, News

#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.

E-Textiles and Girls in STEM: Sew a Basic Circuit

Posted on April 19th, 2014 by in Girls in STEM/STEAM, Learning & Teaching, News, STEAM

“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.

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