Danica McKellar, aka Winnie Cooper from The Wonder Years, has written two NY Times best-selling books. Both are about math and the audience is girls in middle school. (Are any teen skepchicks reading this? I’d love to see a review of these books!)
McKellar is also going to be a regular on the Science Channel showÂ Brink.
Info about her books is below the fold.
â€œDanica McKellar has a message for girls: Cute and smart is better than cute and dumb.â€
â€” The Associated Press
â€œ[A] fun and accessible resource to help spark undiscovered math abilities in girls.â€
â€” Dr. Sally Ride, first American woman in spaceÂ
â€œMcKellar is probably the only person on prime-time television who moonlights as a cyberspace math tutor.â€
â€”Â The New York TimesÂ
Stepping up not only the math, but also the sass and style,Â Kiss My MathÂ will help math-phobic teenagers everywhereÂ chill outÂ about math, and finally â€œgetâ€ negative numbers, variables, absolute values, exponents, and more. Each chapter features:
â€¢ Step-by-step instruction
â€¢ Time-saving tips and tricks
â€¢ Illuminating practice problems with detailed solutions
â€¢ Real-world examples
â€¢ True stories from Danicaâ€™s own life as a student and actress
Kiss My MathÂ 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.Â