If you've been reading the blog this week, you know that we're celebrating the blog's birthday and some of the blog's most memorable moments from the past six years. Today we focus on one of the blog's favorite actresses and authors, Danica McKellar. Most of you first got to see Danica when she played Winnie Cooper on The Wonder Years back in the 1980s and 1990s, but since the ending of that show, she has gone on to have much success off camera. Danica graduated from UCLA with a degree in mathematics. While there, she worked with two other mathematicians to create a mathematical physics theorem that bears her name. She also has an interest in helping teen girls become more comfortable with math. To that end, she's authored Math Doesn't Suck, Kiss My Math, and Hot X: Algebra Exposed, all of which are written specifically for middle school and high school girls. Her fourth book, Girls Get Curves: Geometry Takes Shape, comes out in August. While the American School Blog appreciates the creativity in the titles of all four of her books, the American School itself cannot officially endorse them or any other book to help with our math courses. Our Online Student Center tries to list as many helpful resources as possible, but we know that every student learns differently. If you're at your local bookstore or visiting an online bookstore and you think Danica's books can help you, go for it. If you find better resources, use them instead. The choice is yours. For more information on Danica and her books, visit her Web site.
Danica McKellar to Publish New Book on Geometry
July 12, 2012 by