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 http://joelnoche.multiply.com/journal/item/23/Danica-McKellar 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.