Algebra ExposedBook - 2010
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.
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Danica McKellar, an actress who graduated summa cum laude from U. C. L. A. with a B. S. in mathematics, has written a supplement to an elementary algebra course. She covers variables; algebraic expressions; rational expressions; operations on algebraic expressions; linear equations; absolute value equations; absolute value inequalities; function notation; equations of lines; systems of linear equations; solving word problems involving rates, percents, and mixtures; exponents; square roots; polynomials; operations on polynomials; solving quadratic equations by factoring, by completing the square, and by using the Quadratic Formula; and the discriminant of a quadratic equation. She includes testimonials from women who once struggled with mathematics, worked hard, and now find themselves using mathematics in their jobs. She also includes advice about how to control your feelings and avoid distractions, among other things.
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