Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Great Math Resource

Today, I shared information with students about a great set of books written for middle school math students. The author is Danica McKellar, perhaps best known for the role fo Winnie in the series "The Wonder Years." If you are interested, you can find more information at her Web Site . To quote from the site: Straight from Hollywood, this one-of-a-kind guide is guaranteed to make middle school math a breeze! In MATH DOESN'T SUCK, internationally known actress and bonafide math genius Danica McKellar — called a "math superstar" by The New York Times — rips the lid off the myth that math "sucks," helping to show that math can be easy, relevant, and even glamorous—while providing the tools needed to ace the next big math test! With Danica as a personal tutor and coach, even the most frustrated student will finally "get" fractions, decimals, rates, ratios, proportions, "solving for x," and more — the very concepts that, if not fully understood in middle school, have been proven to cause continued problems throughout high school and beyond. I'll be using this resource in the math classes this year. There is no requirement to purchase the book, but students may find it to be both helpful and entertaining.

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