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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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Publisher Comments:

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, its 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." New York Times

Review:

"Danica McKellar has a message for girls: Cute and smart is better than cute and dumb." The Associated Press

Review:

"[A] fun and accessible resource to help spark undiscovered math abilities in girls." Dr. Sally Ride, first American woman in space

Review:

"Whoever said that beauty and brains do not mix is proven completely wrong by this actress and mathematician's new book." VOYA

Synopsis:

The runaway national bestseller, now in paperback

About the Author

Danica McKellar, best known for her roles on The Wonder Years and The West Wing, graduated summa cum laude in mathematics from UCLA, where she co-wrote a groundbreaking mathematical physics theorem, published in Britain's esteemed Journal of Physics. She has spoken before Congress about the importance of women in math and continues to be an outspoken advocate for math education.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780452289499
Author:
McKellar, Danica
Publisher:
Plume Books
Subject:
Secondary
Subject:
Study & Teaching
Subject:
Mathematics - General
Subject:
Mathematics
Subject:
Study and teaching (Middle school)
Subject:
Mathematics - Study
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-Math
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Publication Date:
20080731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 4 up to AND UP
Language:
English
Illustrations:
b/w illustrations throughout
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.94x6.04x.72 in. .74 lbs.
Age Level:
10-15

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Product details 320 pages Plume Books - English 9780452289499 Reviews:
"Review" by , "McKellar is probably the only person on prime-time television who moonlights as a cyberspace math tutor."
"Review" by , "Danica McKellar has a message for girls: Cute and smart is better than cute and dumb."
"Review" by , "[A] fun and accessible resource to help spark undiscovered math abilities in girls."
"Review" by , "Whoever said that beauty and brains do not mix is proven completely wrong by this actress and mathematician's new book."
"Synopsis" by , The runaway national bestseller, now in paperback
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