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

by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing

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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 “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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