Kiss My Math
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Last year, actress and math genius Danica McKellar made waves nationwide, challenging the “math nerd” stereotype—and giving girls the tools to ace tests and homework in her unique just-us-girls style. Now, in Kiss My Math , McKellar empowers a new crop of girls—7th to 9th graders—taking on the next level of mathematics: pre-Algebra.
Stepping up not only the math, but also the sass and style, Kiss My Math will help math-phobic teenagers everywhere chill out about math, and finally “get” negative numbers, variables, absolute values, exponents, and more. Each chapter features:
" Step-by-step instruction
" Time-saving tips and tricks
" Illuminating practice problems with detailed solutions
" Real-world examples
" True stories from Danica’s own life as a student and actress
Kiss My Math also includes more fun extras--including personality quizzes, reader polls, and real-life testimonials-- ultimately revealing why pre-Algebra is easier, more relevant, and more glamorous than girls think.
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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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