The U.S. usually sends only 'half a girl' to the International Math Olympiad

While male students are more likely to underperform academically in school than girls, the International Math Olympiad is still a boy's game, Five Thirty Eight reports. This year's U.S. team became the first to win the international competition in 21 years (beating out the reigning champions, China) but they did not have a single woman in participation. The average number of women sent to the IMO by the U.S. is actually only 0.5, and 88 percent of the United States' competing IMO teams...

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