Do girls get inadvertently shortchanged on math education by teachers who feel boys are more adept and interested in the subject? Education professors Lee Doerries of Christopher Newport University and Marie Sheckels of Mary Washington College have studied the question and offer observations on gender bias in math and science instruction.

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Also: Physicist David Wright of Thomas Nelson Community College describes how he gets kids of both genders excited about science by using roller coasters and other fun examples of physics at work.

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Also: Dr. Juanita Jo Matkins from Virginia Commonwealth University talks about her research into why some women excel in science.

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