Girls Get Curves: Geometry Takes Shape

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Three-time New York Times bestselling author Danica McKellar and popular "Dancing With The Stars" contestant now makes it a breeze to excel in… Geometry!

Hollywood actress and math whiz Danica McKellar has completely shattered the “math nerd” stereotype. For years, she’s been showing girls how to feel confident and ace their math classes – with style! With Girls Get Curves, she applies her winning techniques to high school geometry, giving readers the tools they need to feel great and totally “get” everything from congruent triangles to theorems, and more. Inside you’ll find:

·        Time-saving tips and tricks for homework and tests

·        Illuminating practice problems (and proofs!) with detailed solutions

·        Totally relatable real-world examples

·        True stories from Danica’s own life as an actress and math student

·        A Troubleshooting Guide, for getting unstuck during even the trickiest proofs!

 

With Danica as a coach, girls everywhere can stop hiding from their homework and watch their scores rise!

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About the author

DANICA McKELLAR, famous for her roles on The Wonder Years and The West Wing, is also an internationally recognized mathematician and advocate for math education. Her groundbreaking books have been recognized in Newsweek and USA Today, as well as on Good Morning America, the Today show, and NPR's Science Friday, and even as ABC World News Tonight's “Person of the Week” feature. Visit www.danicamckellar.com
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Publisher
Penguin
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Published on
Oct 2, 2012
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Pages
432
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ISBN
9781101644409
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Language
English
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Genres
Education / Teaching Methods & Materials / Mathematics
Mathematics / Geometry / General
Mathematics / Study & Teaching
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This content is DRM protected.
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