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

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    From a well-known actress, math genius and popular contestant on "Dancing With The Stars"?a groundbreaking guide to mathematics for middle school girls, their parents, and educators

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From a well-known actress, math genius and popular contestant on "Dancing With The Stars"?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 ?canít doĒ math, and that math is ?uncool.Ē Young girls today need strong female role models to embrace the idea that itís okay to be smart?in fact, itís sexy to be smart!

Itís Danica McKellarís mission to be this role model, and demonstrate on a large scale that math doesnít suck. In this fun and accessible guide, McKellar?dubbed a ?math superstarĒ 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 Danicaís own childhood struggles in math (and stardom). In addition, borrowing from the style of todayís 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.

Danica McKellar is the bestselling author of Kiss My Math, Hot X: Algebra Exposed, and, most recently, Girls Get Curves. 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 Britainís 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 girlsí 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.

Author:
Mckellar, Danica
Genre:
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Mathematics / General
Audience:
Children/juvenile
Edition Detail:
Reprint
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
296
Language:
English
Publisher:
Plume
Publish Date:
07/01/2008
Copyright Year:
2007
ISBN:
9780452289499
Height:
9.0 in
Wdth:
6.25 in
Thickness:
0.75 in
Unit weight:
0.85 lb
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  • Poor Title Choice

    I choose this book thinking that it would cover middle school math and I was wrong. This book is either out dated or very behind with middle school math. I did not care for the examples of purses and boyfriends etc.. Not all middle school girls like to shop and are interested in boys, therefore the examples should have included other examples.

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? No
  • Math Doesn't Suck

    As a former high school biology teacher, I found that this book is an EXCELLENT guide for anyone who struggles with math. The author simplifies math concepts and presents ideas in real world concepts. I would recommend this book for the MANY adults who still have math anxiety.

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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