Kiss My Math
Showing Pre-algebra Who's BossBook - 2008
The New York Times bestseller-from the "Dancing With The Stars" contestant and popular author of Math Doesn't Suck, Hot X: Algebra Exposed , and Girls Get Curves -teaches girls how to kick pre-algebra butt
In her New York Times bestselling books, actress and math genius Danica McKellar shatters the "math nerd" stereotype and gives girls the tools to ace middle-school math in her unique, just- us-girls style. Now, in her second book, Kiss My Math , McKellar empowers a new crop of girls-seventh to ninth graders-to tackle the next level of mathematics: pre-algebra.
Stepping up not only the math but the sass and style, McKellar helps math-phobic teenagers moving up into high school chill out and finally "get" negative numbers, variables, absolute values, exponents, and more. As she did so effectively in Math Doesn't Suck , McKellar uses personality quizzes, reader polls, real-life testimonials, and stories from her own life-in addition to clear instruction, helpful tips, and practice problems-revealing why pre-algebra is easier, more relevant, and more glamorous than girls think. McKellar is clearly reaching her audience: parents, teachers, and especially girls are asking for more.
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Danica McKellar, an actress who graduated summa cum laude from U. C. L. A. with a degree in mathematics, has written a supplement to the eighth grade curriculum for girls who are struggling with the subject. Building upon the material she covered in Math Doesn't Suck, McKellar covers properties of integers, absolute value, variables, algebraic expressions, linear equations and inequalities in one variable, function notation, and graphing lines expressed in slope-intercept form (y = mx + b). She also advises girls about study habits, relationships, dealing with stress, and how to prepare for a test. McKellar includes testimonials from successful who use mathematics in their jobs and discusses professions in which some mathematics is used.
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