Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Book Review: Math Doesn't Suck
Danica aims to the younger female audience. She uses real world situations that girls can relate to. In her chapter about Prime Numbers and Prime Factorization, she uses beading a bracelet to explain how that concept is useful. Another example she used was putting together a gift bag with different combinations of chapstick, lotion, make-up samples and such.
Each chapter includes math problems to try out her techniques for solving a wide variety of math concepts. She also does spotlights of real world women that use math in their careers. I love the real world application and I often refer to her book to help me remember little tricks to solving math problems.
I highly recommend reading Math Doesn't Suck. I realize it may sound boring to read about math, but trust me~Danica makes math fun! Be sure to visit her website Math Doesn't Suck and have a look around. Danica also authored other math books:
Kiss My Math: Show Pre-Algebra Who's Boss
Hot-X: Algebra Exposed! (I am reading this right now)
She currently is working on a Geometry book too!
Does math scare you or is it fun? I would love your thoughts on this one.