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. McKellar genuinely wants to change the way girls view intelligence and, more importantly, themselves McKellar hopes to revise the girly image of dim-bulbs with a new formulation: Smart is sexy.
Let me begin with a disclaimer: I am not now, nor have I ever been, a year-old girl. And that, by itself, may explain why, on first reading, this book felt to me like someone had tossed a prealgebra textbook into a blender with a copy of Seventeen magazine. In that respect, this is certainly not a dumbing down of mathematics.
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The format of the book caters to the female young adult "non-mathy" audience by including testimonials, horoscopes, and quotes from celebrities. Three of her books are on the New York Times bestseller list, and there are over five hundred thousand copies of these books in print McKellar, "Math Books". Since her books have been embraced by a large audience and because educational resources have considerable influence on students' learning, the ways in which these books portray girls can either help or hinder how readers perceive girls' capabilities in mathematics.
Math doesn't suck, you do. Every time I hear someone say "I suck at math," I immediately think he or she is a moron. If you suck at math, what you really suck at is following instructions.
Updates on my research and expository papers, discussion of open problems, and other maths-related topics. By Terence Tao. MPmath.
For a personal message from Danica, click here! Click here for an excerpt. Straight from Hollywood, this one-of-a-kind guide is guaranteed to make middle school math a breeze!
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