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

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

Good for Adult 'Girls' too!!

I am a 28 year old who has always hated math. After several years of falling behind my class and failing the subject repeatedly I finally decided I will just never 'get it'. Then I found this book. It's entertaining, easy, and I completely understand the lessons!! I...
I am a 28 year old who has always hated math. After several years of falling behind my class and failing the subject repeatedly I finally decided I will just never 'get it'. Then I found this book. It's entertaining, easy, and I completely understand the lessons!! I am even looking for additional math exercises just so I can practice what I am learning! I can't believe it. I am so happy I would give Danica McKellar a huge hug if I had the chance.

posted by Anonymous on April 10, 2008

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4 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

This book is way above my 12 year daughter. A disapointing book. Another needs to be written that would actually appeal to a math struggling 12 year old. Danice seems to have lost touch with her audience

The book is written in fine print of the type found in college texts. It presents itself as intimidating and not as inviting as the cover art presented. I unfortunaely purchased this book online and was not able to view content before purchase. At a minimum the book m...
The book is written in fine print of the type found in college texts. It presents itself as intimidating and not as inviting as the cover art presented. I unfortunaely purchased this book online and was not able to view content before purchase. At a minimum the book my appeal to a high schoolewr or the highest functioning 8th grader but not to those who really need its help. The book is not recommended for your 12 or 13 year old

posted by brooktrout9 on May 5, 2009

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2008

    Why words help in math

    Many times the reason a teacher asks for a written explanation is to ensure that the student understands the math they are using. It's often easy to put numbers into equations without really understanding what the math process is. For example, if the student can explain that 4 time 3 is acutally a shortcut to adding 4 three times, then it is apparent they understand the process as well as the solution. I don't think this makes it 'boy' or 'girl' math, just another way to try and make sure that the students are commprehending the material they are given.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2008

    Great book

    This is a great book for Middle School girls becaus it explanes ways of doing math is such a differant way it is such a cool book

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2007

    Good book

    So many girls start to hate math after around 6th grade. This is a wonderful book to inspire and motivate woman of all ages who hate math.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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