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Bad Science: Maths Students Are Slovenly Losers

by | 23rd, May 2008

maths.jpgPRAVDA offers an insight into the UK: “Young men try to avoid studying mathematical disciplines and using mathematical skills due to unfavorable image of mathematicians, the British Economic and Social Research Council suggested.

“It turns out that schoolchildren and students share the following idea of the average mathematician: they are unworldly, slovenly and unpopular with women…

“The research suggested that most students and graduates associate a mathematician with an old middle-class white man who is obsessed by his science, devoid of most social skills and love life.

Besides, their notion of mathematics is distorted and restricted to elementary arithmetic.”


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