Girls Take Center Stage At Math ContestPlay
A few hundred high school girls from around the country at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts this weekend to compete in the only national, all-girls math contest.
It's called the "Math Prize for Girls" and it has the biggest monetary award for a girls math contest in the country-- $25,000.
Victoria Xia was this year's winner, she's a 10th grader who attends Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology in Vienna, Virginia.
The Math Prize for Girls is sponsored by the Advantage Testing Foundation.
- American Economic Association: The Gender Gap In Secondary School Mathematics At High Achievement Levels
- Victoria Xia, winner of the 3rd annual Math Prize for Girls
This segment aired on September 19, 2011.