Maybe 'Girly Math' Isn't Such a Bad Idea

Winnie Cooper — I mean Danica McKellar, sorry — has a new book out called Girls Get Curves, a followup to her first girly arithmetic book, Kiss My Math: Showing Pre-Algebra Who's Boss. Girls Get Curves tackles geometry, and, as in Kiss My Math, McKellar gives math a peppy, slightly ditzy makeover by coming up with… » 8/17/12 6:15pm 8/17/12 6:15pm

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British Paper Says Women Just Can't Do Math

A new survey by a numeracy campaign about basic math skills in British adults has been released, and it reports that one in three women have trouble adding sums mentally, while only 18% of men do. The results of the poll help to underscore the obnoxiousness of the London newspaper the Daily Mail: while the BBC report… » 3/03/08 9:30am 3/03/08 9:30am

A Blast From The Past Brings A Glimmer Of Hope For The Future

Hey, remember Danica McKellar? She was Winnie Cooper on The Wonder Years. She graduated summa cum laude from UCLA and coauthored a scientific paper about a theorem in mathematical physics. And now she's written a book, called Math Doesn't Suck. The 32-year-old hopes to show that "being good at math is cool." "When… » 7/30/07 3:50pm 7/30/07 3:50pm