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Let me begin with a disclaimer: I am not now, nor have I ever been, a year-old girl. And that, by itself, may explain why, on first reading, this book felt to me like someone had tossed a prealgebra textbook into a blender with a copy of Seventeen magazine. In that respect, this is certainly not a dumbing down of mathematics.
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The format of the book caters to the female young adult "non-mathy" audience by including testimonials, horoscopes, and quotes from celebrities. Three of her books are on the New York Times bestseller list, and there are over five hundred thousand copies of these books in print McKellar, "Math Books". Since her books have been embraced by a large audience and because educational resources have considerable influence on students' learning, the ways in which these books portray girls can either help or hinder how readers perceive girls' capabilities in mathematics. This review will explore McKellar's use of mathematical contexts for presenting mathematical content and consider how these contexts may or may not limit the ways in which girls are portrayed as knowers and doers of mathematics.
Well, not by the cover, exactly — I also flipped through the table of contents and read the short introduction. Why should I want to read a book that talks like this? And it caused me to miss out on a good book.
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The actress who played Winnie Cooper on The Wonder YearsDanica McKellar, is a self-proclaimed math advocate for girls who might otherwise shy away from a subject that Barbie once famously described as "hard. It has the look and feel of a teen magazine, but puts heavy emphasis on fractions and pre-algebra. She has testified before Congress on math education and served as a substitute teacher.
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Since then, Danica has made it a priority to find time in her busy acting schedule to promote math education, often appearing around the country as a speaker at national mathematics conferences. McKellar genuinely wants to change the way girls view intelligence and, more importantly, themselves McKellar hopes to revise the girly image of dim-bulbs with a new formulation: Smart is sexy.