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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So, after a blitz of round-the-world openings, Inception finally had its official, big-deal Hollywood premiere at the famed Grauman's Chinese Theatre. And yes, Ellen Page et al still looked nifty. And then there was the Breast Dress... » 7/14/10 10:30am 7/14/10 10:30am

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"Battle" Of The Danicas: Patrick Vs. McKellar

On the heels of news that Danica Patrick might switch from the Indy Racing League to NASCAR, we decided to compare athlete Danica Patrick to mathlete Danica McKellar. » 6/10/09 2:40pm 6/10/09 2:40pm

Kiss Her Math

Danica McKellar: "Doing math is like going to the gym for your brain. It will make you a sharper, wittier person, better able to handle any problems that come up, even social ones." [Variety] » 5/01/09 2:30pm 5/01/09 2:30pm

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Danica McKellar On Today: Al Roker Misses The Point

Danica McKellar was on the Today show encouraging girls to care more about their brains than their beauty. Good thing Al Roker was there to ruin her positive message! » 12/17/08 11:00am 12/17/08 11:00am

Mathematician and former Wonder Years » 11/03/08 10:20am 11/03/08 10:20am actress Danica McKellar is featured in this month's as part of the feature "Women We Endorse." Writer A.J. Jacobs talks with McKellar about her favorite number, the probability of an reader getting a date with her, and other things related to her best-selling about math. When…

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The Wonder Years' Danica McKellar Tells Brooklyn To "Kiss My Math"

Last night I attended a reading in Downtown Brooklyn from Danica McKellar - aka Winnie Cooper's - new book, Kiss My Math: Showing Pre-Algebra Who's Boss » 8/07/08 1:00pm 8/07/08 1:00pm. Having lost a rather undignified tussle for the last seat with a little boy, I sullenly took my place behind the 30 or so chairs, which were filled with a mixture of…

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