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Role Play (Skits)

Essentially, students act out a brief play, then discuss issues of equity and stereotyping

These are taken directly from the Woodrow Wilson National fellowship Foundation website - there are other interesting activities there, too.

http://www.woodrow.org/teachers/math/gender/07skits.html

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1 Male teacher, 2 boys, 2 girls Responding to a demonstration about the volume of a cylinder.

Skit I

What is maths?

2 Female careers teacher, 1 girl Caricature of interview about course choices.

Skit II

Registering for Math and Science: The Second Tier

3 Male teacher, 2 boys, 2 girls Do student perceptions of their abilities reflect reality?

Skit III

The Girl Who Was Lucky

4 Female teacher, 2 boys, 2 girls Do teachers treat everyone in class equally?

Skit IV

Classroom Interaction

5 1 male teacher, 2 female teachers How easy is it to influence school policies as a classroom teacher?

Skit V

Politics: The Good Virus