Hot X - Algebra Exposed!

ISBN-10: 0452297192
ISBN-13: 9780452297197
Edition: N/A
Authors: Danica McKellar
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Description: Danica McKellar's New York Timesbestseller tackles the most feared of all math classes: Algebra! Algebra: The word alone has been known to strike fear in the hearts of even the best students, but help is here! With her two earlier books, actress and  More...

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List price: $17.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/28/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Danica McKellar's New York Timesbestseller tackles the most feared of all math classes: Algebra! Algebra: The word alone has been known to strike fear in the hearts of even the best students, but help is here! With her two earlier books, actress and math genius Danica McKellar shattered the "math nerd" stereotype and empowered girls to conquer middle-school math and pre- algebra. Sizzling with McKellar's trademark sass and style, Hot X: Algebra Exposednow shows them how to master algebra topics like square roots, polynomials, quadratic equations, word problems, and more. In addition to fun extras like personality quizzes, reader polls, and boy-crazy confessionals, Hot Xincludes "time-saving tips and tricks "sample problems with detailed solutions "relatable real-world examples Parents and daughters alike will cheer McKellar as they watch their test scores rise!

Danica Mae McKellar was born on January 3, 1975. She is an American actress, author and education advocate. She is best known for her role as Winnie Cooper in the television show The Wonder Years, and later as author of the two New York Times bestsellers, Math Doesn't Suck: How to Survive Middle-School Math without Losing Your Mind or Breaking a Nail, and Kiss My Math: Showing Pre-Algebra Who's Boss, both of which encourage middle-school girls to learn mathematics. Her third math book, Hot X: Algebra Exposed, will be published later in 2010. McKellar studied at UCLA, and majored in mathematics.

Acknowledgments
Hot�X
Faqs: How to Use This Book
Meet the Variables
Alge-blah Up Close and Personal with Algebra
Happy Birthday to Me GCFs and LCMs with Variables
Listen to Your Gut Factoring with Variables
Confessional: Are You Boy Crazy? On the Cover
Meow Mix Rational Expressions: Fractions with Variables in Them
Eating Pizza in the Dark Adding and Subtracting Fractions with Variables
Quiz: Are You Bold or Shy? On the Cover
solving for X
Your Holiday Shopping List Strategies for Solving for X
How Picky Are You? Solving Equations with Absolute Value
Control Freaks, Unite! Solving Inequalities with Absolute Value
Mood Zapper: Take Control of your Feelings!
Functions, Graphing, And Systems of Equations
Can You Keep a Secret? Functions and Relations
They're Going Steady Equations of Lines, and Graphing Lines and Linear Inequalities
Mystery Woman Writing Equations for Lines, Including Parallel/ Perpendicular Lines
Little Miss People Pleaser Solving and Graphing Systems of Linear Equations
Confessional: Dumbing Ourselves Down�the Sequel!
Word Problems
The Guy of Your Dreams Motion Problems: Using r.t = d
Dip in the Pool, Anyone? Rate of Work Problems
Savvy Business Chick Word Problems: Percents and Simple Interest
The Perfect Party Snack Word Problems Involving Mixtures
Exponents And Square Roots
Ms. Exponent Gets Her Whip The Product, Power, and Quotient Rules for Exponents
Keep Your Day Job Negative (and Zero) Exponents
The Benefits of a Diary Intro to Square Roots and Radical Expressions
Confessional: How Can I Focus and Avoid Distractions?
Polynomials
Chocolates for Breakfast Intro to Polynomials and Adding/Subtracting Them
A Day at the Hair Salon Multiplying Polynomials and the FOIL, Method
The Jewelry Dilemma Factoring Trinomials with Reverse FOIL and Grouping
Boyfriend or "Special" Friend Factoring Special Polynomials
QuiZ: Are You a Perfectionist?
Quadratic Equations
Puppies, Please? Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring
The Lemonade Stand Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square
What You Can Learn at the Mall Using the Quadratic Formula
A Final Word
Appendix
Answer Key
Index
About the Author

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