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'Math Doesn't Suck' For Danica McKellar

July 13th, 2006 3:18pm EDT
Danica McKellarIn 2007, Hudson Street Press will publish Danica McKellar’s forthcoming book “Math Doesn’t Suck,” a groundbreaking book that uses hip and entertaining examples to teach middle-school girls and their parents how to master many of the tough concepts that are introduced in middle school – the time when young girls begin to shy away from math.

McKellar, whose upcoming projects for 2006 include starring in Lifetime’s multi-media series entitled “Inspector Mom” and releasing a new yoga and meditation DVD "Daily Dose of Dharma," is perhaps best known for her portrayal of Winnie Cooper on the hit television show The Wonder Years and Elsie Snuffin on the Emmy-Award winning series The West Wing.

"Parents and kids alike are taught to be afraid of math,” explains McKellar. “From Mattel’s Barbie doll who once said, ‘Math is hard,’ to the proliferation of the nerdy stereotypical scientist in movies and TV, many girls grow up thinking that math is something they should be afraid of, something ‘other people do.’ I want to eradicate these stereotypes and make math fun and accessible, to young girls and everyone else."