The University of Newcastle, Australia

Girls in Maths

Study title: Girls in Maths (Margaret Bowers Estate, 2017)

Description: This project explored girls’ mathematics-related educational and occupational aspirations. Using Year 12 subject selection data, quantitative data from the Aspirations Longitudinal Study, and interviews with students, parents and mathematics teachers this project examined the complex relationship between gender and school mathematics participation. The project contributes robust evidence towards understanding girls’ underrepresentation in mathematics, demonstrating how gender biases continue to impact upon boys’ and girls’ relationship with mathematics.


Senior secondary student participation in STEM: Beyond national statistics.