In her mission to inspire and encourage middle school and high school girls in math, and to break the typical stereotype of the "math nerd," Danica McKellar certainly has the qualifications to help kids take notice.
She is best known for her acting roles in TV's The Wonder Years, and The West Wing, and is also a three-time New York Times bestselling author and an internationally-recognized mathematician in her own right.
Be in the audience this month at the Festival Expo when Danica brings her direct -- but always fun and entertaining -- approach to encouraging girls toward success in math. In this unforgettable stage show, she will also reveal the unique way she found to combine her Hollywood career and success as a writer with her love of mathematics to be a source of motivation for young girls. Danica will also join Flatland Filmmakers to discuss the math behind the hit film "Sphereland".
Born in La Jolla, CA, Danica, as a child actress, played Winnie Cooper in The Wonder Years, and later entered UCLA where she majored in Mathematics, graduating summa cum laude. Concerned that few girls were being encouraged enough to enter mathematics, Danica began writing entertaining math books -- with a glamorous flair -- to teach and encourage them in math. Published by Penguin books, Math Doesn't Suck (2007), Kiss My Math (2008) and Hot X: Algebra Exposed (2010) are all New York Times bestsellers. Her fourth book, Girls Get Curves: Geometry Takes Shape was published in 2012.
In addition to continuing her acting career with such roles as a recurring spot on CBS's hit show How I Met Your Mother, a guest appearance on The Big Bang Theory, and various films, Danica voices the regular role of "Miss Martian" on Cartoon Network's Young Justice.
Note: Danica McKellar will also appear during another dynamic Expo stage presentation featuring the Flatland Filmmakers as they take you inside the math behind the hit film Sphereland.
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