Whether it be through encouraging their classmates, tutoring other students, or leading their school’s math club, these young women are changing the face of mathematics.
The most important thing is to build a community in which girls are free to pursue math. It is very helpful when one has support from their peers around them who are doing the same thing. Role models are also vital for encouraging girls to continue their passions. It’s important for girls to see that there are successful women in math who are making a positive impact on society such as Dr. Mirzakhani.
Alicia Tan, AMC 10 A Certificate winner 2022
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