Girls Knit Their Way to a Math Career

A growing body of research suggests knitting and crocheting can be used to teach math. It could also be a way to bridge the gap between men and women in the STEM fields, and make the subject more approachable to young girls, who have higher levels of math anxiety. KnitLab project does that, and teaches middle school students, particularly girls, to knit and crochet in order to understand complicated math subjects. Already, more than 50 students have been taught.

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