Saturday, August 7, 2010
Heard an interview with Danica McKellar (Winnie from the Wonder Years) on NPR's Science Friday last night. McKellar is a math wiz and has finished her third book Hot X: Algebra Exposed! which combines math equations and personal stories about getting through middle and high school for girls. There is relationship advice and even an excerpt about domestic violence and the rise of dating violence among young people. This is from McKellar's website:
Straight from Hollywood, two-time New York Times bestselling author Danica McKellar delivers Hot X: Algebra Exposed!
With Math Doesn't Suck and Kiss My Math, actress and math genius Danica McKellar shattered the "math nerd" stereotype by showing students how to ace middle school math and pre-algebra in her unique, just-us-girls style.
Now Danica takes on the most feared of all math classes: algebra! Sizzling with Danica's trademark sass and style, Hot X: Algebra Exposed puts math-phobic students at ease, showing anyone how to become confident and totally "get" topics like square roots, polynomials, quadratic equations, word problems, and more. Each chapter features:
•Easy to follow, step-by-step instruction
•Time-saving tips and tricks for homework and tests
•Illuminating practice problems with detailed solutions
•Real-world examples that teens can relate to!
•True stories from Danica's own life as a math student and actress
Hot X: Algebra Exposed also includes special features like "How Can I Focus and Avoid Distractions?" giving students real solutions to help them be their best!
Combining fun reader-favorites like personality quizzes, creative illustrations and real-life testimonials with handwritten step-by-step math lessons, Danica's irreverent, lighthearted approach helps girls everywhere conquer their fears of algebra, opening the door to higher scores, better grades, and overall math success.
With Danica as personal tutor and coach, girls everywhere can stop dreading algebra and watch their scores rise!