Danica McKellar gets you excited about math

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Danica McKellar (aka Winnie Cooper from the Wonder Years) stops by “Good Day.”

The 34-year-old actress-turned-mathematician is in New York this week to speak at the Celebration of Teaching and Learning conference. She will speak to thousands of educators at the convention about the significance of getting young girls excited about mathematics.

Danica is the author of the book Math Doesn’t Suck: How to Survive Middle-School Math without Losing Your Mind or Breaking a Nail, which encourages girls in middle school to enjoy and succeed at math.

Her second book, Kiss My Math: Showing Pre-Algebra Who’s Boss was released on August 5, 2008. The book’s target audience is girls in the 7th through 9th grades.

Danica played Fred Savage’s sweetheart in the hit TV show airing in the 80’s and 90’s. She also appeared in lingerie for a pictorial in the July 2005 edition of Stuff Magazine.