Yesterday, geeky mom Danica McKellar was interviewed on NPR about her new book, Girls Get Curves: Geometry Takes Shape, her latest effort about teaching math to (especially) teenage girls. This book is geared toward, surprise, geometry. (Review of this book is forthcoming.)
Take a listen as Danica talks about her sassy approach to teaching math from a fresh and somewhat “girly” perspective. She aims her educational efforts at preteen and teenage girls, combining math education and life lessons. Danica is writing the kind of math books that she wishes she had at that age. The interview is only about 12 minutes long, and is worth a listen.
And while you’re waiting for my full review, check out an excerpt from the book that talks about “An Introduction to Logic and Reasoning.” Her approach is fun and totally unlike what you find in most math textbooks.