Guest Review: Math Doesn’t Suck by Danica McKellar

I have the privilege of posting a guest review by colleague Crystal Tullio.  She has worked for the library for a number of years and has written this excellent review.

When she isn’t acting, Danica McKellar (Winnie of “The Wonder Years”) is writing.  Her book features graphics, personality quizzes, horoscopes and…math!  Her book, “Math Doesn’t Suck”, features real-life at-the-mall examples of concepts such as reciprocal fractions and prime factorization.  McKellar offers girls a “Pretty in Pink” approach to learning math, an approach that helped her learn math concepts when she was struggling in seventh grade.  Though it’s not for everyone, her approach will appeal to girls who prefer their lessons to be applied to real life.  This is definitely a cool approach to learning.  Check the book out and see for yourself!

 

Say you have $50, and you want to buy a fabulous blue sundress that costs $62.  Bummer! Not enough money.  But wait, there’s a sale tag that says it’s 1/5 off.  Do you have enough money now?   Excerpt from “Math Doesn’t Suck”

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