Mom Does Math

Don’t even get me started on gender stereotypes when it comes to math… actually, yes, DO get me started because we need to talk about this.

There is a lot to be said about the FALSE narrative that “boys are better at math than girls” and a lot of work to be done to change this stereotype, and don’t you worry, I will be coming back to this topic frequently. However, since today is my last day of maternity leave and I head back to changing the world tomorrow I will keep it short and sweet:

EVERYONE (read: ALL genders) can do math. PERIOD.

So, if you grew up with the belief that you were either “good” or “bad” at math due to your gender I am here to tell you that you are wrong. Fight me on it. I dare you.

My sweet, grandmother knows that I am a teacher and that I do something with math, so she sent me this magnet… her intentions were good.

I keep the magnet in my desk, not because I think it is cute or funny or true, but because it sends me into a RAGE. A rage that is necessary to do the work that I do and will only be used for good. Promise.

So now let me go do “girl things” because tomorrow I must math.

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