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

Danica McKellar
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June 24 2008
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 “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.

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This groundbreaking book is just what this country needs -- Dr Sally Ride, first American woman in space McKellar is probably the only person on prime-time television who moonlights as a cyberspace math tutor New York Times Maths Doesn't Suck is well explained, fun and rigorous. A great balance between emphasising 'you can do this' while also recognising sometimes you have to work at things that are worthwhile. Danica makes it clear that girls can be smart and cool Mary Wimbury, Director, UK Mathematics Trust Well written and entertaining ... I would very much welcome anything that may help to increase the percentage of girls taking maths -- Dr Dorothy Duffy, London Centre of Nanotechnology, University College London --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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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 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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5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended May 29 2014
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Want to catch your daughter before she turns off math completely? Get her this book. You seriously won't regret it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good read for adults and teens Aug. 4 2014
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My students love this book. How could they not with a title like that! Especially reaches teen girls who think they can't do math.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Not just for kids! May 31 2011
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I wanted to brush up on my math skills since it was always my worst subject as a child. I love this book. I wish I had purchased it sooner to help my daughter when she was in middle school.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good buy Feb. 1 2010
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I bought this for my niece and I have been hearing how great this book is from her AND her parents. Apparently it got her interested in math so much. I would buy it for my daughter soon as she just turned 9.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Finally math is understood Nov. 4 2009
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I homeschool my daughters and my 10 year old has hated math for many years. I bought this book hoping it might appeal to her and it has! Even more than I had expected! She now LOVES her math lessons and is confident in the subjects explained. Danica has a great way of making mnemonics and other techniques to remember math concepts. We recommend this book and will be buying the sequel very soon!
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