Girls Appreciate Their Minds

By | November 7, 2017

The notions that “girls can’t do math,” “math sucks,” and “you can’t be cool if you’re smart” are pernicious myths that hurt women as well as society in general. The book, “Math Doesn’t Suck” does it’s best to explode all of those generalizations.

Danica McKellar, best known as “Winnie” on the eighties TV show “The Wonder Years'” is not only a respected working actress, but an accomplished mathematician as well. Her new book, “Math Doesn’t Suck,” was written to help middle-school age girls learn math without negatively affecting their popularity.

“I want to see girls embrace math who never thought they could, and for them to understand the importance of developing a strong mind. Math is a fabulous mind strengthener – it’s like going to the gym, for your brain!” said actress/mathematician Danica McKellar in an interview with epidemiologist and blogger Tara C. Smith.

Ms. McKellar is also know for her roles in “Inspector Mom,” “The West Wing,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “Walker, Texas Ranger,” “Babylon5,” and “NCIS,” as well as having done voices on video games, like “X-Men Legends.”

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