Book Description: Read Danica McKellar's posts on the Penguin Blog From a well-known actress and math geniusâ€”a groundbreaking guide to mathematics for middle school girls, their parents, and educators As the math education crisis in this country continues to make headlines, research continues to prove that it is in middle school when math scores begin to dropâ€”especially for girlsâ€”in large part due to the relentless social conditioning that tells girls they â€ścanâ€™t doâ€ť math, and that math is â€śuncool.â€ť Young girls today need strong female role models to embrace the idea that itâ€™s okay to be smartâ€”in fact, itâ€™s sexy to be smart! Itâ€™s Danica McKellarâ€™s mission to be this role model, and demonstrate on a large scale that math doesnâ€™t suck. In this fun and accessible guide, McKellarâ€”dubbed a â€śmath superstarâ€ť by The New York Timesâ€”gives girls and their parents the tools they need to master the math concepts that confuse middle- schoolers most, including fractions, percentages, pre-algebra, and more. The book features hip, real-world examples, step-by-step instruction, and engaging stories of Danicaâ€™s own childhood struggles in math (and stardom). In addition, borrowing from the style of todayâ€™s teen magazines, it even includes a Math Horoscope section, Math Personality Quizzes, and Real-Life Testimonialsâ€”ultimately revealing why math is easier and cooler than readers think.