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

, by McKellar, Danica**Note:**Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.

- ISBN: 9780452289499 | 0452289491
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 7/1/2008

The runaway national bestseller, now in paperback

**Danica McKellar**, best known for her roles on

*The Wonder Years*and

*The West Wing*, graduated summa cum laude in mathematics from UCLA, where she co-wrote a groundbreaking mathematical physics theorem, published in Britain-'s esteemed

*Journal of Physics*. She has spoken before Congress about the importance of women in math and continues to be an outspoken advocate for math education.

Acknowledgments | p. ix |

Math Used to Totally Suck | p. xv |

FAQs: How to Use This Book | p. xix |

Factors and Multiples Don't Suck | |

How to Make a Killing on eBay: Prime Numbers and Prime Factorization | p. 1 |

Do You Still Have a Crush on Him? ON THE COVER!: Finding the Greatest Common Factor (GCF) | p. 13 |

You Can Never Have Too Many Shoes: Multiples and the Lowest Common Multiple (LCM) | p. 26 |

Are You a Mathophobe? ON THE COVER! | p. 33 |

Fractions Don't Suck | |

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Pizza but Were Afraid to Ask: Introduction to Fractions and Mixed Numbers | p. 38 |

How Many Iced Lattes Can These Actors Drink?: Multiplying and Dividing Fractions... and Reciprocals | p. 51 |

When to Seriously Stop Raiding the Refrigerator: Equivalent Fractions and Reducing Fractions | p. 61 |

Is Your Sister Trying to Cheat You Out of Your Fair Share?: Comparing Fractions | p. 74 |

How Much Do You and Your Best Friend Have in Common?: Common Denominators... and Adding and Subtracting Fractions | p. 85 |

Choosing the Perfect Necklace: Complex Fractions | p. 95 |

Do You Have Trouble Focusing-Or Are You a "Focus Superstar"? | p. 110 |

Decimals Don't Suck | |

What Every Savvy Shopper Should Know: All About Decimals | p. 115 |

Why Calculators Would Make Terrible Boyfriends: Converting Fractions and Mixed Numbers to Decimals | p. 136 |

How to Entertain Yourself While Babysitting a Devil Child: Converting Decimals to Fractions | p. 150 |

What's Your Math Horoscope?: ON THE COVER! See What the Stars Say About You and Math! | p. 157 |

Percents Join the Party... and They Don't Suck, Either | |

Sale of the Century!: Converting Percents to and from Decimals and Fractions | p. 163 |

A Choreographed Performance: Mixing Fractions, Decimals, and Percents Together | p. 176 |

Word Problems Don't Suck | |

The Universal Language of Love... and Math: Introduction to Word Problems and "Percent Of"/"Percent Off" | p. 185 |

Does She Ever Get Off the Phone?: Ratios | p. 194 |

The Perks of a Southern Drawl: Rates and Unit Rates | p. 202 |

Filmmaker Extraordinaire!: Proportions | p. 211 |

Are You Drinking Enough Water?: Unit Conversions | p. 227 |

What's Your Learning Style? | p. 235 |

Even Algebra Doesn't Suck | |

Who's the Cute New Foreign Exchange Student?: Introduction to "Solving for x" | p. 241 |

Romeo and Juliet: Introduction to "Solving for x" in Word Problems | p. 257 |

Troubleshooting Guide: Where to Turn When You Don't Know What to Do! | p. 265 |

The Smart Girl's Resource Guide | p. 281 |

Multiplication Tables | p. 283 |

Answer Key | p. 285 |

Index | p. 294 |

About the Author | p. 297 |

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