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Hardcover, 432 pages

Published
August 2nd 2012
by Hudson Street Press

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in this must-have math reference book. In addition to being a rock solid resource for struggling

geometry students, McKellar’s goal seems to be to help readers see the value of geometry in their

everyday lives. To achieve this, she uses objects and situations from teen girls’ lives—like lipstick,

crushes, and shopping—to illustrate various concepts. Emphasizing the benefits of detuctive reasoning-- ...more

This was an extreme challenge for me to read as Geometry is my least favorite of the math subjects. Part of my reason for reading this was to find new and interesting ways to wrap my head around the concepts.

I did get some new ways to help with proofs. Using "if...thens" to create the links needed will help greatly when trying to teach proofs. I also came out with a better understanding of indirect proofs.

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Danica has written several books intended to get girls and women interested in science and mathematics. In this book, Ms. McKellar takes on Geometry specifically. Loaded with circles and triangles, the book includes many theorems and their proofs, in an easy-to-understand format that served as a refresher on my own high sch ...more

This book and the others by Danica would be on my list of recommendations for anyone seeking help with comprehending basic mathematics.

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The Wonder Years girl wrote this, remember Winnie?

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American actress and mathematician.

She is best known for her role as Winnie Cooper in the television show*The Wonder Years*.

Now she is known as author of the nationally bestselling book,*Math Doesn't Suck*, which encourages and empowers middle-school girls with mathematics know-how.

*Math Doesn't Suck* was so popular McKellar wrote more novels about math, including *Kiss My Math* and *Hot X*. She also wr
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She is best known for her role as Winnie Cooper in the television show

Now she is known as author of the nationally bestselling book,

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