Monday, July 30, 2007

Smart Is Cool

Smart and hot is even better =)

McKellar should know. The actress once struggled with the subject around the seventh grade, but a teacher helped her through. McKellar eventually majored in math in college. She co-authored a scientific paper while a student at UCLA.

The book includes tips to avoid mistakes on homework, ways to overcome test-day anxiety and profiles of three beautiful mathematicians. (emphasis mine--Darren)

The referenced book is called Math Doesn't Suck.

1 comment:

Mr. Lucchese said...

She's been getting a lot of flack for the marketing campaign, which has focused heavily on her physical appearance. It seems that people are very supportive of empowering women and for breaking the "glass ceiling" in mathematics, as long as the woman is ugly. McKellar proves that a woman can be extremely attractive, enjoy traditionally girly things, and still excel at math. I don't see how young girls could ask for a better role model.