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    Posted October 11, 2012 by
    themathguru
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    2541A Yonge St Unit 3, Ontario
    Assignment
    Assignment
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Do the math: Girls + Education

    Girls + Education = Infinite Possbilities!

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     iReporter themathguru aka Vanessa Vakharia has a mission - to make math accessible and attractive to all girls. Based in Toronto, Canada, she has worked with math for years and began noticing discrepancies in how girls percieved maths in comparison to boys. She decided to take action. "I now run a math tutoring studio where I focus largely on changing mathematics culture so that girls (and boys!) can begin to see math as something that can be a part of their lives, rather than something they totally can't relate to," she says. "Without access to education, girls don't have the same career opportunities as boys, and thus realistically don't have access to the same power. Financial talk aside, knowledge is power, and girls need access to that power in order to chill out on the same playing field as their male counterparts."
    - sarahbrowngb, CNN iReport producer

    Hi all! I run a math tutoring studio called The Math Guru. Inspiring confidence, instilling passion, and facilitating empowerment are our stepping stones to mathematical enthusiasm and excellence ~ Our mission in life is to totally change math culture so that girls are no longer excluded by the discourses surrounding mathematics. Beauty AND brains baby ~ Bring it ON!!!

     

    Girls + Education =_________?

     

    We asked our awesome students to fill in the blank ~ Here are some of the beautiful answers they came up with!

    peace, love & pi

    vaneSSa

     

    #basicmath
    #beautyandbrains
    #dayofthegirl

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