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Author McKellar, Danica, author.
Title Girls get curves : geometry takes shape / Danica McKellar.
Pub Info New York, New York : Plume, [2013]
©2012
Rating
book jacket
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Descript xiv, 413 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Audience 970L Lexile
Note "First published in the United States of America by Hudson Street Press, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., 2012"--Title page verso.
Includes index.
Summary "Hollywood actress and math whiz Danica McKellar has completely shattered the "math nerd" stereotype. For years, she's been showing girls how to feel confident and ace their math classes--with style! With Girls Get Curves, she applies her winning techniques to geometry, giving readers the tools they need to feel great and totally "get" everything from congruent triangles to theorems, and more ... With Danica as personal tutor and coach, girls everywhere can stop hiding from their homework and watch their scores rise!"--Back cover.
Contents Geometry basics. Hot guys and smelly socks : introduction to logic and reasoning ; Snow angels : geometry basics ; First impressions : working with diagrams -- Introduction to proofs. Why, Mommy? Why? : introduction to two-column proofs ; Lounge chairs and leftover pizza : the addition, subtraction, multiplication, & division properties ... and more proofs! -- Triangles, congruence, and more proofs. Ski lessons : introduction to triangles ; Romantic walks on the beach : congruence transformations ; Cheerleading tryouts : congruent triangles ; The many uses of lipstick : CPCTC and more proofs ; Your sister's crush : proofs by contradiction (aka indirect proofs) ; Little Miss Know-it-all : right triangles and the Pythagorean Theorem -- Parallel lines and polygons. School dance nightmare : intro to polygons ... and deriving formulas ; Getting around the mall : parallel lines and transversals ; Musical theater emergency : proving lines are parallel ; Designer shoes and handbags : introduction to quadrilaterals ; Reality show drama : properties of parallelograms and other quadrilaterals -- Similarity, circles, area, and volume. Life-sized Barbie : similar triangles ; The birds and the bees ... and puppy dogs, too : circles ; The Warrior Princess : arcs and arc length ; Suddenly in the mood for ... pie : finding perimeter and area ; It's a wrap! : surface area and volume -- A final word -- Proofs : the troubleshooting guide -- List of rules (theorems and postulates) -- Symbol glossary.
Subject Geometry -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- United States.
Girls -- Education -- United States.
Girls -- United States -- Psychology.
ISBN 0452298741 (pbk.)
9780452298743 (pbk.)
9781594630941 (hc.)
1594630941 (hc.)
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