Math Doesn’t Suck

A few months ago, I bought a copy of Math Doesn’t Suck by Danica McKellar at a BOOKSALE outlet. I know she has experience being a mathematician, but I didn’t know how much experience she has being a mathematics educator. I had done some study on conceptual and procedural knowledge in mathematics so I was very curious to know which she would introduce first—concepts or procedures—and which she would emphasize more. Continue reading “Math Doesn’t Suck”

Danica McKellar

(Originally posted at on October 15, 2010 1:58 AM)

Danica McKellar has an Erdős-Bacon number of 6 (an Erdős number of 4 and a Bacon number of 2).  She’s a summa cum laude B.S. Mathematics graduate of UCLA, and has co-authored a paper on work she did as an undergraduate.  She has authored three books so far:  Math Doesn’t Suck (How to Survive Middle School Math Without Losing Your Mind or Breaking a Nail), Kiss My Math (Showing Pre-Algebra Who’s Boss), and Hot X: Algebra Exposed! (Word Problems, Polynomials, Quadratic Equations, and More).  She also acts.