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“We believe the best way to prepare children for success is to introduce them to the engineering design skills that will give them experience solving problems,” they wrote. “Engineering is the missing link, making math and science relevant and sparking a process that can lead to innovation.”

Their takeaway advice?

Start engineering and technology instruction as early as possible.

For girls, that’s especially important. National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) research has shown that the achievement and confidence gap between girls and boys in science and math begins widening at ages 9 and 10.

Other studies have reportedly shown that by the age of 12, girls begin to “like” math and science less.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.educationdive.com

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