Maths Doesn't Suck How to Survive Year 6 Through Year 9 Maths without Losing Your Mind or Breaking a Nail by Danica McKellar

Maths Doesn't Suck How to Survive Year 6 Through Year 9 Maths without Losing Your Mind or Breaking a Nail

Written by Danica McKellar
Illustrated by


Maths Doesn't Suck How to Survive Year 6 Through Year 9 Maths without Losing Your Mind or Breaking a Nail by Danica McKellar

Do you dread maths homework? Panic at the thought of a test? Does maths bore you to tears? Don't worry - help is here! Actress and mathematician Danica McKellar's bestselling guide proves that maths can be easy, relevant and even cool, and gives you all the tools you need to ace your next test. With Danica as your personal tutor, even the most maths-phobic student will finally 'get' fractions, equations, decimals, rates, ratios, proportions, equations and more.


This groundbreaking book is just what this country needs -- Dr Sally Ride, first American woman in space McKellar is probably the only person on prime-time television who moonlights as a cyberspace math tutor New York Times Maths Doesn't Suck is well explained, fun and rigorous. A great balance between emphasising 'you can do this

... I would very much welcome anything that may help to increase the percentage of girls taking maths -- Dr Dorothy Duffy, London Centre of Nanotechnology, University College London

About the Author

Best known as a Hollywood actress, Danica McKellar is also an internationally renowned mathematician and champion of maths education. Born in La Jolla, California, and raised in Los Angeles, McKellar became a star aged 13 as Winnie Cooper in The Wonder Years and later as Elsie Snuffin in The West Wing. She studied mathematics at the University of California, Los Angeles and co-authored the groundbreaking Chayes-McKellar-Winn theorem of magnetism. McKellar has since advised the United States Senate on ways to improve the recruitment of women into mathematical and scientific professions and has been honoured in the Journal of Physics and the New York Times for her work in mathematics.

More books by this author

Other Formats

Book Info


320 pages


Danica McKellar
More books by Danica McKellar


Publication date

2nd September 2010



I love all the books they recommend & put up for me to review. I also love the fact that they give new authors the chance to share their boo

Daisy Pennock – age 15

It’s so easy to find the right book for your child. Such an easy-to-use, yet in-depth website. 100% reliable.

Pippa, Jack, Liam & Matthew Wils

Writing reviews help the children with their literacy skills and we always read the books together which gives us good quality family time!

Cat Bisland (on behalf of the Bi

At @HHSHaringey we love @lovereading4kids because our pupils can practice reviewing & get free upcoming books before anyone else!

Helen Swinyard – Heartlands High

It has introduced my children to books we hadn’t come across before. Real children’s reviews gives a great insight into what others think to

Lorraine Woods

I think Lovereading4kids is an amazing company because of the friendly staff and the fabulous chance to read great books before publication.

Adam Graham

We love Lovereading4kids because they put books in front of us we wouldn’t otherwise have read. They make us more adventurous readers!

Emily Jacques

It is fantastic, you get to read lots of books and you always find something new and amazing in them.

Erica Motoc, age 7

Lovereading 4 schools