%0 Journal Article
%A Benbow, CP
%A Stanley, JC
%T Sex differences in mathematical ability: fact or artifact?
%D 1980
%R 10.1126/science.7434028
%J Science
%P 1262-1264
%V 210
%N 4475
%X A substantial sex difference in mathematical reasoning ability (score on the mathematics test of the Scholastic Aptitude Test) in favor of boys was found in a study of 9927 intellectually gifted junior high school students. Our data contradict the hypothesis that differential course-taking accounts for observed sex differences in mathematical ability, but support the hypothesis that these differences are somewhat increased by environmental influences.
%U https://science.sciencemag.org/content/sci/210/4475/1262.full.pdf