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Kiss My Math: Showing Pre-Algebra Who's Bossby Danica McKellar
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From the author of the runaway bestseller Math Doesn't Suck, the next step in the math curriculum — pre-Algebra.
Last year, actress and math genius Danica McKellar made waves nationwide, challenging the math nerd stereotype and giving girls the tools to ace tests and homework in her unique just-us-girls style. Now, in Kiss My Math, McKellar empowers a new crop of girls — 7th to 9th graders taking on the next level of mathematics: pre-Algebra.
Stepping up not only the math, but also the sass and style, Kiss My Math will help math-phobic teenagers everywhere chill out about math, and finally get negative numbers, variables, absolute values, exponents, and more. Each chapter features:
Time-saving tips and tricks
Illuminating practice problems with detailed solutions
True stories from Danica's own life as a student and actress
Kiss My Math also includes more fun extras — including personality quizzes, reader polls, and real-life testimonials — ultimately revealing why pre-Algebra is easier, more relevant, and more glamorous than girls think.
Read Danica McKellar's posts on the Penguin Blog.
The New York Times bestseller-from the author of Math Doesn't Suck and Hot X: Algebra Exposed-teaches girls how to kick pre-algebra butt
In her New York Times bestselling books, actress and math genius Danica McKellar shatters the "math nerd" stereotype and gives girls the tools to ace middle-school math in her unique, just- us-girls style. Now, in her second book, Kiss My Math, McKellar empowers a new crop of girls-seventh to ninth graders-to tackle the next level of mathematics: pre-algebra.
Stepping up not only the math but the sass and style, McKellar helps math-phobic teenagers moving up into high school chill out and finally "get" negative numbers, variables, absolute values, exponents, and more. As she did so effectively in Math Doesn't Suck, McKellar uses personality quizzes, reader polls, real-life testimonials, and stories from her own life-in addition to clear instruction, helpful tips, and practice problems-revealing why pre-algebra is easier, more relevant, and more glamorous than girls think. McKellar is clearly reaching her audience: parents, teachers, and especially girls are asking for more.
About the Author
Best known for her roles on The Wonder Years and The West Wing, Danica McKellar is also an internationally recognized mathematician. She was chosen as ABC World News Tonigh‛s“Person of the Wee” for writing Math Does‛t Suck and has recently been featured in Newsweek and The New York Times, and on the CBS Early Show, and NP‛s Science Friday.
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