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Math Doesn't Suck: How to Survive Middle-School Math Without Losing Your Mind or Breaking a Nail

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From a well-known actress and math genius—a groundbreaking guide to mathematics for middle school girls, their parents, and educators

As the math education crisis in this country continues to make headlines, research continues to prove that it is in middle school when math scores begin to drop—especially for girls—in large part due to the relentless social conditioning that tells girls they “can’t do” math, and that math is “uncool.” Young girls today need strong female role models to embrace the idea that it’s okay to be smart—in fact, it’s sexy to be smart!

It’s Danica McKellar’s mission to be this role model, and demonstrate on a large scale that math doesn’t suck. In this fun and accessible guide, McKellar—dubbed a “math superstar” by The New York Times—gives girls and their parents the tools they need to master the math concepts that confuse middle- schoolers most, including fractions, percentages, pre-algebra, and more. The book features hip, real-world examples, step-by-step instruction, and engaging stories of Danica’s own childhood struggles in math (and stardom). In addition, borrowing from the style of today’s teen magazines, it even includes a Math Horoscope section, Math Personality Quizzes, and Real-Life Testimonials—ultimately revealing why math is easier and cooler than readers think.

Review:

"McKellar is probably the only person on prime-time television who moonlights as a cyberspace math tutor." The New York Times

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"[When] girls tell [Danica] that they're studying math because of her, she says, 'I feel I'm helping them find a talent they didn't know they had.'" People

Synopsis:

Three-time New York Times bestselling author Danica McKellar now makes it a breeze to excel in… Geometry!

Hollywood actress and math whiz Danica McKellar has completely shattered the “math nerd” stereotype. For years, she’s been showing girls how to feel confident and ace their math classes – with style! With Girls Get Curves, she applies her winning techniques to geometry, giving readers the tools they need to feel great and totally “get” everything from congruent triangles to theorems, and more. Inside you’ll find:

·        Time-saving tips and tricks for homework and tests

·        Illuminating practice problems (and proofs!) with detailed solutions

·        Totally relatable real-world examples

·        True stories from Danica’s own life as an actress and math student

·        A Troubleshooting Guide, for getting unstuck during even the trickiest proofs!

With Danica as a coach, girls everywhere can stop hiding from their homework and watch their scores rise!

Synopsis:

Three-time New York Times bestselling author Danica McKellar and popular "Dancing With The Stars" contestant now makes it a breeze to excel in… Geometry!

Hollywood actress and math whiz Danica McKellar has completely shattered the “math nerd” stereotype. For years, shes been showing girls how to feel confident and ace their math classes – with style! With Girls Get Curves, she applies her winning techniques to high school geometry, giving readers the tools they need to feel great and totally “get” everything from congruent triangles to theorems, and more. Inside youll find:

·        Time-saving tips and tricks for homework and tests

·        Illuminating practice problems (and proofs!) with detailed solutions

·        Totally relatable real-world examples

·        True stories from Danicas own life as an actress and math student

·        A Troubleshooting Guide, for getting unstuck during even the trickiest proofs!

 

With Danica as a coach, girls everywhere can stop hiding from their homework and watch their scores rise!

About the Author

Best known for her roles on The Wonder Years and The West Wing, Danica McKellar is also an internationally recognized mathematician and advocate for math education. A summa cum laude graduate of UCLA with a degree in Mathematics, Danica has been honored in Britain's esteemed Journal of Physics and The New York Times for her work in mathematics, most notably for her role as co-author of a groundbreaking mathematical physics theorem, which bears her name (The Chayes-McKellar-Winn Theorem.) Her passion for promoting girls' math education began in 2000, when she was invited to speak before Congress on the importance of women in math and science. Since then, Danica has made it a priority to find time in her busy acting schedule to promote math education, often appearing around the country as a speaker at national mathematics conferences.

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DOCTOR PETER TEIMAN FRANKLIN, September 27, 2007 (view all comments by DOCTOR PETER TEIMAN FRANKLIN)
DOCTOR PETER TEIMAN FRANKLIN here,
For anyone with kids at school, this can be a survival guide.
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Kate B, August 16, 2007 (view all comments by Kate B)
I seen an interview w/ Dancia McKellar randomly as I was flipping through television stations. At first thought, I believed she was an actress and it grabbed my attention. Then I listened to what she has to say and was impressed by her intelligence. I think that it is awesome that she can stand as a role model for young girls to look up to. It is important to learn Math skills at a middle school level. I am the perfect example of everything she talks about. I struggle w/ Math courses constantly, and It all stems from giving up on math early on in school. I am now a Junior in college and continue to have to take math courses over and over just to pass. If Danica continues to encourage girls and help them see that they are smart enough to excel in math, it would be doing a world good.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781594630392
Subtitle:
Geometry Takes Shape
Author:
McKellar, Danica
Author:
Danica McKel
Author:
Lar
Publisher:
Plume
Subject:
Mathematics
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Study & Teaching
Subject:
Secondary
Subject:
Teaching Methods & Materials - Mathematics
Subject:
Mathematics - General
Subject:
Mathematics - Study
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-Math
Subject:
Geometry - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20130702
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 4
Language:
English
Illustrations:
b/w illustrations throughout
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
9.28x6.35x1.06 in. 1.13 lbs.
Age Level:
10-15

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Product details 432 pages Hudson Street Press - English 9781594630392 Reviews:
"Review" by , "McKellar is probably the only person on prime-time television who moonlights as a cyberspace math tutor."
"Review" by , "[When] girls tell [Danica] that they're studying math because of her, she says, 'I feel I'm helping them find a talent they didn't know they had.'"
"Synopsis" by ,
Three-time New York Times bestselling author Danica McKellar now makes it a breeze to excel in… Geometry!

Hollywood actress and math whiz Danica McKellar has completely shattered the “math nerd” stereotype. For years, she’s been showing girls how to feel confident and ace their math classes – with style! With Girls Get Curves, she applies her winning techniques to geometry, giving readers the tools they need to feel great and totally “get” everything from congruent triangles to theorems, and more. Inside you’ll find:

·        Time-saving tips and tricks for homework and tests

·        Illuminating practice problems (and proofs!) with detailed solutions

·        Totally relatable real-world examples

·        True stories from Danica’s own life as an actress and math student

·        A Troubleshooting Guide, for getting unstuck during even the trickiest proofs!

With Danica as a coach, girls everywhere can stop hiding from their homework and watch their scores rise!

"Synopsis" by ,
Three-time New York Times bestselling author Danica McKellar and popular "Dancing With The Stars" contestant now makes it a breeze to excel in… Geometry!

Hollywood actress and math whiz Danica McKellar has completely shattered the “math nerd” stereotype. For years, shes been showing girls how to feel confident and ace their math classes – with style! With Girls Get Curves, she applies her winning techniques to high school geometry, giving readers the tools they need to feel great and totally “get” everything from congruent triangles to theorems, and more. Inside youll find:

·        Time-saving tips and tricks for homework and tests

·        Illuminating practice problems (and proofs!) with detailed solutions

·        Totally relatable real-world examples

·        True stories from Danicas own life as an actress and math student

·        A Troubleshooting Guide, for getting unstuck during even the trickiest proofs!

 

With Danica as a coach, girls everywhere can stop hiding from their homework and watch their scores rise!

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