In Math Doesn’t Suck: How to Survive Middle School Math Without Losing Your Mind or Breaking a Nail, mathematician and actress Danica McKellar shows 6th to 8th grade girls that math is fun, useful, and at times even glamorous! She explains fractions, least common multiples, factoring, decimals and percents with style and humor, and with more quizzes than a Teen Beat magazine. And it isn't fluff... I learned a few new tricks from Math Doesn't Suck, and I do math for fun sometimes. =)
The good news is that once you've mastered middle school math, you can move on to Kiss My Math: Showing Pre-Algebra Who's Boss. I can't wait!
Here's a fun video of Danica McKellar talking about Kiss My Math.