Math Doesn't Suck : How to Survive Middle School Math Without Losing Your Mind or Breaking a Nail

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  • Edition: Reprint
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  • Copyright: 2008-07-01
  • Publisher: Plume
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Author Biography

Danica McKellar, best known for her roles on The Wonder Years and The West Wing, graduated summa cum laude in mathematics from UCLA, where she co-wrote a groundbreaking mathematical physics theorem, published in Britain-'s esteemed Journal of Physics. She has spoken before Congress about the importance of women in math and continues to be an outspoken advocate for math education.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Math Used to Totally Suckp. xv
FAQs: How to Use This Bookp. xix
Factors and Multiples Don't Suck
How to Make a Killing on eBay: Prime Numbers and Prime Factorizationp. 1
Do You Still Have a Crush on Him? ON THE COVER!: Finding the Greatest Common Factor (GCF)p. 13
You Can Never Have Too Many Shoes: Multiples and the Lowest Common Multiple (LCM)p. 26
Are You a Mathophobe? ON THE COVER!p. 33
Fractions Don't Suck
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Pizza but Were Afraid to Ask: Introduction to Fractions and Mixed Numbersp. 38
How Many Iced Lattes Can These Actors Drink?: Multiplying and Dividing Fractions... and Reciprocalsp. 51
When to Seriously Stop Raiding the Refrigerator: Equivalent Fractions and Reducing Fractionsp. 61
Is Your Sister Trying to Cheat You Out of Your Fair Share?: Comparing Fractionsp. 74
How Much Do You and Your Best Friend Have in Common?: Common Denominators... and Adding and Subtracting Fractionsp. 85
Choosing the Perfect Necklace: Complex Fractionsp. 95
Do You Have Trouble Focusing-Or Are You a "Focus Superstar"?p. 110
Decimals Don't Suck
What Every Savvy Shopper Should Know: All About Decimalsp. 115
Why Calculators Would Make Terrible Boyfriends: Converting Fractions and Mixed Numbers to Decimalsp. 136
How to Entertain Yourself While Babysitting a Devil Child: Converting Decimals to Fractionsp. 150
What's Your Math Horoscope?: ON THE COVER! See What the Stars Say About You and Math!p. 157
Percents Join the Party... and They Don't Suck, Either
Sale of the Century!: Converting Percents to and from Decimals and Fractionsp. 163
A Choreographed Performance: Mixing Fractions, Decimals, and Percents Togetherp. 176
Word Problems Don't Suck
The Universal Language of Love... and Math: Introduction to Word Problems and "Percent Of"/"Percent Off"p. 185
Does She Ever Get Off the Phone?: Ratiosp. 194
The Perks of a Southern Drawl: Rates and Unit Ratesp. 202
Filmmaker Extraordinaire!: Proportionsp. 211
Are You Drinking Enough Water?: Unit Conversionsp. 227
What's Your Learning Style?p. 235
Even Algebra Doesn't Suck
Who's the Cute New Foreign Exchange Student?: Introduction to "Solving for x"p. 241
Romeo and Juliet: Introduction to "Solving for x" in Word Problemsp. 257
Troubleshooting Guide: Where to Turn When You Don't Know What to Do!p. 265
The Smart Girl's Resource Guidep. 281
Multiplication Tablesp. 283
Answer Keyp. 285
Indexp. 294
About the Authorp. 297
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