Girls algebra, boys algebra.

Artwork during algebra class by Emily M, 13, Saint Joseph's School Menlo Park, California

Emily is not concentrating on the quadratic equation. She looks at the rows of girls in front of her. Each one is sooo different...

Six girls. Alex G., Lauren, Kerstan, Daphne, Leah, Alex B.

Samer looks at the same girls. He sees just "girl". They're all the same, he thinks. I'll treat them all the same, too.

Six girls. 6x.

Question: Why does Samer have a better grade in algebra than Emily?

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