Actress-mathematician-author Danica McKellar has a new book out called Kiss My Math: Showing Pre-Algebra Who’s Boss , encouraging math interest in middle school girls. Best known as Winnie Cooper in the 1988�1993 TV series ”The Wonder Years,” McKellar went on to major in math at UCLA, collaborate on a theorem on magnetism, and speak before the U.S. Congress, while guest-starring on ”The West Wing,” ”NYPD Blue,” and ”How I Met Your Mother.” The new book, a continuation of her preteen best seller Math Doesn’t Suck , focuses on pre-algebra and jobs that use math. ”I’m making girls feel less intimidated by math,” says McKellar. ”I want them thinking about it as more than just something you do in school.”
For more information, visit http://www.kissmymath.com. And read more about McKellar this December in the upcoming issue of IEEE Women in Engineering Magazine .