[caption id="attachment_29792" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Having a female teacher who is anxious about math might reinforce the stereotype that boys are better at math than girls."]Having a female teacher who is anxious about math might reinforce the stereotype that boys are better at math than girls.[/caption]

Young girls might learn to fear math from the women who are their earliest teachers, new research suggests.

Despite gains in recent years, women still trail men in some areas of math achievement, and the question of why has provoked controversy. Now, a study of first- and second-graders suggests...

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