Attitudes Toward Mathematics of Male and Female Sixth Grade Students
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This study investigated differences between the attitudes of sixth grade males and females toward mathematics at a public grade school located in northern Illinois. Ninety students volunteered to answer a Likert-type survey that inquired about their feelings toward mathematics. The Likert-type survey was administered to determine if there was a significant difference in attitudes toward mathematics based on gender. T-tests were calculated to indicate any differences between individual classes and for the sample as a whole. It was found that there was no significant difference between the attitudes of males and females and that the overall attitude toward mathematics was positive for both sexes.