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    Persuasive Speech

    I'm to write a persuasive speech, and I would like nothing more than to take this oppurtunity to argue on behalf of the importance of math with the aim to persuade listeners to always vote for and support in anyway they can the advancement of technical math and sciences in education.

    So, the above statement is all I have to go on right now. I'd really appreciate it if someone could help me and perhaps guide me to a website that contains readable data and statistics which correlates high math scores to higher marketability, economical growth, etc... Anything positive, in general.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VonNemo19 View Post
    I'm to write a persuasive speech, and I would like nothing more than to take this oppurtunity to argue on behalf of the importance of math with the aim to persuade listeners to always vote for and support in anyway they can the advancement of technical math and sciences in education.

    So, the above statement is all I have to go on right now. I'd really appreciate it if someone could help me and perhaps guide me to a website that contains readable data and statistics which correlates high math scores to higher marketability, economical growth, etc... Anything positive, in general.

    Thanks.
    I remember doing something like this a year ago in my speech class.

    I focused more of the importance of math in everyday life, and also focused on the stereotype of women in mathematics (and why its a bunch of b.s.). I also listed a number of different fields which require math and at what level (for example, Lawyers take a lot of advanced math, just for the purpose of helping them to think logically [which is needed when trying to defend a side in a particular court case]).

    That's what I have to offer to you on this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris L T521 View Post
    ...and also focused on the stereotype of women in mathematics (and why its a bunch of b.s.).
    I like this thought. Where did you go with it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by VonNemo19 View Post
    I like this thought. Where did you go with it?
    I went to my university's library website and looked on their databases for psychology articles on this (important: only read the peer-reviewed articles). I would recommend looking in the PsycINFO database (if you're able too).

    The interesting thing is this: [most] men and women have the same capability in learning mathematics; however, most women are brainwashed into thinking that they can't succeed at it. I then went into a couple studies that analyzed this scenario and some of the consequences that resulted from the studies.

    Usually two or three journal articles give you enough information to talk about the stereotype of women in mathematics.

    Another thing you can talk about is mathematics anxiety (similar to the one with women in mathematics) -- I'll leave the research to you.

    Attached to this is a sample journal article which talks about the stereotyped woman in mathematics.
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    That was really helpful, man. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VonNemo19 View Post
    That was really helpful, man. Thanks.
    Anytime.

    I was talking with PaulRS just now, and he mentioned a set of youtube videos on the importance of mathematics. I would like to share them with you (its a playlist of 8 videos):

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris L T521 View Post
    Anytime.

    I was talking with PaulRS just now, and he mentioned a set of youtube videos on the importance of mathematics. I would like to share them with you (its a playlist of 8 videos):


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