Friday, August 6, 2010

Idea for new Institute for Education Sciences randomized trial

They should evaluate this book:
Hot X: Algebra Exposed

Description: New York Times bestselling author Danica McKellar tackles the toughest math class yet: Algebra! In her two bestselling books, Math Doesn't Suck and Kiss My Math, actress and math genius Danica McKellar shattered the "math nerd" stereotype by showing girls how to ace middle school math-and actually feel cool while doing it! Sizzling with Danica's trademark sass and style, Hot X: Algebra Exposed tackles algebra: the most feared of all math classes and the most common roadblock to high school graduation. McKellar instantly puts her readers at ease, showing teenage girls-and anyone taking algebra-how to feel confident, get in the driver's seat, and master topics like square roots, polynomials, quadratic equations, word problems and more . . . without breaking a sweat (or a nail). Danica provides illuminating, step-by-step math lessons combined with reader favorites like personality quizzes, popular doodles, real-life testimonials, and stories from her own life, so girls feel like she's sitting right next to them. As hundreds of thousands of girls already know, Danica's irreverent, light-hearted approach opens the door to higher grades and higher test scores. Now, with Hot X: Algebra Exposed, the scary veil of algebra is finally lifted, making it understandable, relevant and maybe even a little (gasp!) fun for girls.
I am eagerly awaiting the Jonas Brothers' new book on chemistry.

Hat tip: Charlie Brown

1 comment:

asociologist said...

Unlike the Jonas Brothers, Danica McKellar has actually published on mathematics in a peer-reviewed journal. So, there's a slightly better chance there's something of value in the book.