High School Studentsí Math Beliefs and Society  
	Joy B. Schackow, University of South Florida
	Denisse R. Thompson, University of South Florida

Research has pointed to schools and society as environmental influences 
on student beliefs about mathematics. This article highlights findings 
from two activities designed to elicit high school studentsí beliefs, 
particularly those related to gender.  As a result of the activities, 
females in upper level classes rated themselves as having less confidence 
than males.  In addition, viewing a movie clip was sufficient for some 
students to modify their descriptions of someone who is good at mathematics. 

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