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Update: Writing, writing, writing...
posted on October 10th, 2011

Just a note to say that I haven't been writing much on my blog because I've been doing so much writing! (Um, on my book, that is.) Yep, I'm writing my fourth math book, this time on Geometry. It's been going great! Any time I work on a long-term project like this, I'm reminded of the words of my 9th grade history teacher (he was quoting someone else), "The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." And continues with another step, and another... then you look up, and you've got like 200 pages written! It's a cool process. The book is slated to come out in August 2012, by the way.

Still voicing "Miss Martian" on Cartoon Network's Young Justice, which I love, love, love doing. I'm also working on another acting project I can't talk about yet, but stay tuned.

Other than that? Well, my life has changed because I recently discovered my rice cooker makes awesome lentils. (I love being a mom!) :)

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posted by omgbygollywow on October 10th, 2011

Hi Danica, I am just starting to watch all the \Wonder Years\" episodes as they are now streaming on Netflix. Wow


posted by virtualchris on October 11th, 2011

I *adore* young justice. It's turning out to be REALLY well written, and Miss Martian is just *adorable*. I want to hug her. When she finally kissed Superboy I think the entire house applauded. Great stuff. This show is just turning out great. Thanks for sharing!


posted by megall1990 on October 17th, 2011

What is the name of the geometry book going to be? or is it a secret. I loved Kiss my Math!! [: I have read most of Math Doesn't Suck and will probably be ordering Hot X soon. I am a math education major and the ideas would be very beneficial in a math classroom. A lot more teachers should be made aware of your books because they are what middle school girls need sometimes. Not all students can learn by just doing, they need to be able to relate it to a real life situation. [: Keep it up!! Thanks, Meghan


posted by DougieCFresh on October 17th, 2011

\I’m also working on another acting project .........\" About time! Big 'Yay!' from over here. The timing of your fourth book is going to be perfect for our eldest's school curriculum. Her little sister is going to get the entire trilogy (What's a fourth? Quadrilogy?) well worn


posted by charliebrown2146 on November 1st, 2011

Danica: How can you be contacted regarding a possible speaking engagement at a conference for teachers? You can contact me via my email with this info if you wish to keep that contact info out of the normal public view. Thanks


posted by maxwell24 on November 14th, 2011

Hi Danica Good to disseminate mathematical sciences, it is very important for children and teens, hopefully get the book and I hope trigonometry. Another project yeeeeah, lentils jajajaja I recently wrote something about you here: http://elespejodemaxwell.blogspot.com/2011/11/por-que-kevin-arnold-no-se-caso-con.html, wants you to read and write a comment, never forget it if you do, make me feel happy. I admire her a lot,


posted by KatrinaK on November 18th, 2011

Hello Danica, I really like that you support math education for children. Have you done any teaching or mentoring yourself? I'd love to hear any tips you might have to help make math more fun / less intimidating for middle school kids. Thanks so much :) Katrina (soon-to-be math teacher)


posted by marksilva64 on December 2nd, 2011

hi ms danica .. pls. help me solve this problem .. hope you will rply ... A census officer gathered that a certain mother had 3 children all with birthdays on January 1st. but did not know their ages Mother: the product of their ages is 72. Officer: that does not tell me enough Mother: the sum of their ages equals the number of this house Officer: that does not tell me enough Mother:it was my eldest child who opened the door What were the ages ? thank you :))


posted by Charley on December 13th, 2011

Hello I've always watched wonder years.But last nite i saw the last episode for the first time.I can't belive you didn't end up with Keven.I love the show and I've always had a tv crush on you.I missed you when you were in Kutztown Pa about 15 miles from where i live will you be in the area again.I would love to meet you and get an Autograph.Thanks Always a fan Charley


posted by Andy on January 9th, 2012

By August, still far away :)


posted by AMIGIRL on January 30th, 2012

Just recently I had the privilege of watching Wonder Years via Netflix, i.e. all the episodes, but refused to watch most of the ones in the 5th and 6th season because of the majority of the old classmates and friends being gone. I felt sad for Kevin being in the new school and being treated like crap. It just wasn't the same. Of course in real-life things do change and often times totally different. I too was 12 years old in 1968, so I can relate to the stories. I did watch the last episode, and it literally made me cry, as did the one where Winnie told Kevin that first time about having someone else in her life. The first time I ever saw this show, was in Germany and it of course was all dubbed in German. They called it \Wunderbare Jahre\" which is not an accurate translation. The show was not entitled


posted by tonitgr on February 18th, 2012

Danica...I have a ten year old grand daughter who is in the 6th grade..i want to buy her your books...but she is just now finishing the last jr high level math class..it looks like she will be going to the local high school for her math classes next year ..Which book do you recommend I buy for her...Grandma Toni...


posted by mikefbrown on February 26th, 2012

Another math education student here. I found two of your books (Kiss my math and Hot X) while researching for a diverse text set for the classroom. The idea being that not all students read at the same level or learn in exactly the same way. Part of me was like, \Oh yeah that's right she was in the Wonder Years and got her degree in Math.\" Then I started going through the books. These books are amazing! You take the concepts and make real-world connections (aimed at girls but I think the boys could get just as much out the math content). What I also liked were the little affirmations and tips scattered through the books. This is what so much of the education theory is put into practice. It makes math less scary. I can see this helping so many of my future students and am very curious to see your take on Geometry. Thank you for the wonderful series."


posted by Kathleen Blaine on March 9th, 2012

I am a retired English teacher who, with my husband, a retired math teacher, is tutoring my niece and nephew in pre-algebra and algebra. I discovered your books on Amazon and, as I needed a refresher course in algebra myself, bought all three. They are superb! Not only is the math clearly and creatively explained, the basic message to girls, that they CAN do math and that they are smart and capable, is invaluable. I gave the first two books to my niece, and she loved them. I reviewed all of your books on Amazon and I am excited to learn that you have a fourth book in process on geometry. Thank you for all you have done for girls--both your message and your medium are wonderful.


posted by lulugirl805 on March 20th, 2012

Dear Danica, I emailed you at notdumb@kissmymath.com and am getting auto responses. I am Emily R. I emailed you many times. I'm such a fan. Please contact me. i have a big question on math.


posted by Lapgurl1 on April 10th, 2012

Can't wait till that geometry book comes out!


posted by mamoran on April 27th, 2012

@marksilva64 Here is all you need, the rest is just obfuscation: \a certain mother had 3 children\" \" the product of their ages is 72\" The factors of 72 are: 2


posted by mamoran on April 27th, 2012

Additional comment: I had Mathematica open on my screen so I typed 'Factor[72]' to get the factors. It gave me back '72' as the answer. What's up with that?! It only factors polynomials? Ah, found it 'FactorInteger'. That's one problem with Mathematica, you get used to the stuff you use all the time, finding anything else takes more time than it's worth. I will have forgotten 'FactorInteger' by the next time I want it...


posted by mamoran on April 27th, 2012

Oh God! I made a mistake (what's new) the factors are 2, 2, 2, 3, 3 of course! 2, 4, 9 2, 3, 12 Nope there's no way to solve that problem with the information given... sigh.


posted by mamoran on April 27th, 2012

I'm just like my daughter. I correct her math homework all the time. She's generally pretty good, but I find these little errors that result from lack of concentration. There I go, I just made one. Now I feel guilty about pushing her to concentrate more. Just wait Danica! This is going to happen to YOU!


posted by cfcarson on May 10th, 2012

It's refreshing to see someone with so many options to find mathematics fascinating. I must confess that I've come here as a result of seeing your name listed in \TIME\" as a \"smart\" actress and haven't actually read any of your publications. However


posted by DougieCFresh on May 16th, 2012

@ cfcarson, Whoa! Good stuff! My daughter has read all of Danica's books. She may have to help me wade through your post. OK, this is formally an informal non-hostile take over of Danica's blog. The dear woman is obviously busy in her multiple incarnation


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