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ISBN:0452298741
Author: Danica McKellar
ISBN13: 978-0452298743
Title: Girls Get Curves: Geometry Takes Shape
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Language: English
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Publisher: Plume; 6.2.2013 edition (July 2, 2013)
Pages: 432

Girls Get Curves: Geometry Takes Shape by Danica McKellar



Danica McKellar is a New York Times bestselling author of groundbreaking math books, including Math Doesn't Suck: How to Survive Middle School Math, Girls Get Curves: Geometry Takes Shape, Kiss My Math: Showing Pre-Algebra Who's Boss, Hot X: Algebra Exposed!, and the Goodnight, Numbers series of children's books, and is a summa cum laude graduate of UCLA with . Several people at my University (students and faculty alike) have mentioned benefiting from her various lessons. This opus on Geometry's Lines, Angles, and Rhymes takes her and us beyond the Algebraic stage and closer to, as at least one other viewer has mentioned, making sense out of Trig and (shiver) Calculus.

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In Girls Get Curves, Danica applies her winning methods to geometry. Sizzling with her trademark sass and style, Girls Get Curves gives readers the tools they need to feel confident, get in the driver's seat, and totally "get" topics like congruent triangles, circles, proofs, theorems, and more! Girls Get Curves also includes a helpful "Proof Troubleshooting Guide" so students can get "unstuck" and conquer even the trickiest proofs!", Provided by publisher.

Ever since Danica McKellar, the actor (best known for playing Winnie in The Wonder Years ) and UCLA-trained mathematician, began her New York Times -bestselling series of math books for girls in 2007, I’ve been curious to see what’s going on that’s got parents, teachers and girls so excited. com to report an issue.

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In her newest book "Girls Get Curves: Geometry Take Shape" actress and math education advocate Danica McKellar teaches readers geometry, using her signature "girly" style. McKellar discusses the book, and tells why she chose to pair geometry lessons with tips for exercise and eating. Flora lichtman, host: Up next, math books get a makeover.

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Geometry!Hollywood actress and math whiz Danica McKellar has completely shattered the math nerd stereotype. For years, she’s been showing girls how to feel confident and ace their math classes – with style! With Girls Get Curves, she applies her winning techniques to high school geometry, giving readers the tools they need to feel great and totally get everything from congruent triangles to theorems, and more. Inside you’ll find:· Time-saving tips and tricks for homework and tests· Illuminating practice problems (and proofs!) with detailed solutions· Totally relatable real-world examples·.

Three-time New York Times bestselling author Danica McKellar and popular "Dancing With The Stars" contestant now makes it a breeze to excel in… Geometry!

Hollywood actress and math whiz Danica McKellar has completely shattered the “math nerd” stereotype. For years, she’s been showing girls how to feel confident and ace their math classes – with style! With Girls Get Curves, she applies her winning techniques to high school geometry, giving readers the tools they need to feel great and totally “get” everything from congruent triangles to theorems, and more. Inside you’ll find:

·        Time-saving tips and tricks for homework and tests

·        Illuminating practice problems (and proofs!) with detailed solutions

·        Totally relatable real-world examples

·        True stories from Danica’s own life as an actress and math student

·        A Troubleshooting Guide, for getting unstuck during even the trickiest proofs!

 

With Danica as a coach, girls everywhere can stop hiding from their homework and watch their scores rise!

Reviews: 7
Xcorn
Not much else to say except maybe to reiterate what other reviewers have pointed out.

Though Ms. McKellar's EXCELLENT efforts are primarily aimed at the female grade/high school population, there's no reason that adults and males can't also take advantage of her elaborate and pleasantly witty instructions, and this is true with all her books so far. Ms. McKellar's work causes anyone to wonder how they ever learned (any type of) Math from any dry, formalized, didactic school textbook. They constitute a virtually COMPLETE academic Math course together, in themselves, sprinkled with humor as an incentive not found in conventional texts (example: "Congruence symbol resembles a funny mustache"). I would've also given the others 5 Amazon Starz if I had written separate reviews, but it's all been said by her grateful readership.

Several people at my University (students and faculty alike) have mentioned benefiting from her various lessons. This opus on Geometry's Lines, Angles, and Rhymes takes her and us beyond the Algebraic stage and closer to, as at least one other viewer has mentioned, making sense out of Trig and (shiver) Calculus. Maybe now in the future she could even also venture into the organic ozone of Computer Math and Number Theory, Combinatorics and Probability, or even Recreational Math, sweetened with her trademark humor and social advice. If anyone (besides Dr. Math or various RecMath website contributors) could, she certainly would, but of course one thing at a time.

Ms. McKellar is to Math instruction as Led Zeppelin is to Rock.
Vonalij
I purchased 4 of Danica's books for my 12 year old niece. She was having trouble with math, found it boring, and her grades were dropping. I was worried she would be insulted that I got her math books, but she was really pleased. She started the first book the night I gave them to her. Her mom told me that she started reading them as well, and thinks they are brilliant.

Danica is able to make math fun! She takes math, and likens it to everyday situations that girls might enjoy. Math is turned into quizzes, problems about shopping, boys, and other things she could relate to. Her mom also said it helps raise her confidence about doing math, and has given her a more positive outlook. We have already seen improvements in her ability to work the problems in her homework, and her grades are back on the rise.
Unsoo
My daughter loves this book and is getting an "A" in geometry in her freshman year of high school. More importantly she is inspired by Ms. McKellar and is finding math fun. I will be buying all the rest of the books in the series.
Delan
My kids were very frustrate with math for years and those teachers were not very good. I used to love math which was because I had wonderful teachers back then. Now I forgot how to do it and bought all Danica's 4 books. They helped me to refresh my memory of how doing it. I helped my kids and their grades have so much improved now. Some of Danica's tips/tricks are WONDERFUL that I never knew! I hope Danica will make another book for PreCal, Trig and more!
Jare
Sure, the book is geared towards young women, but I bought this book for my nephew who needed help in geometry. I read the book first because I had heard an interview with the actress/mathematician on the radio. I also read some reviews of her other books. I was really impressed at the explanations, and it even helped me remember my high school math classes. Some of the writing is a tiny bit cheesy at times, but the explanations are amazing, and it was great to read a book about geometry that was able to explain things clearly and succinctly.
Ffel
I wish I had these books a year before when I was taking college math and not touched math in 20 years. my kids love them and said they helped them out very well with understanding these "complex" topics.
Acebiolane
It worked! My daughter was struggling with her grades and I got her this a couple more books. She definitely liked this one and, even though she unmistakenly worked hard to improve her grades, I think the book helped her grasp geometry concepts that the school was otherwise failing to give her. Everyone's case is different, I know, but I recommend it -- for $15, it's a nice try before you hire a tutor, which I ended up not needing to do.
I have nothing but praise for Ms. McKellar's series of math books. The latest volume tackles Geometry with the same style as her previous 3 books covered Basic Math, Pre-Algebra and Algebra; providing clear explanations of key concepts and examples of how these concepts can be applied to solve numerical problems in the day-to-day lives of her target audience (young women of middle school to high school age).
She is successful at making math understandable ... and fun. Male readers and those of us who have long since put our high school years behind us can learn / re-learn much forgotten math in these volumes. (Keep in mind: McKellar's illustrative stories are geared toward females in grades 5 through 12). The website for each book provides fully worked-out solutions to all the practice problems contained in the main text.
It is also very admirable that Ms. McKellar provides pep-talks in each book to encourage and empower young women to overcome their math anxiety and to never "dumb-down" in order to perpetuate the damaging myth that popular, poised and attractive female students don't "do" math.
Hopefully she will write additional volumes in the future covering the basics of Trigonometry, Pre-Calc and Calculus!