This video of Danica McKellar from PBS's "The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers" series has been popping up on my feeds all day, and once I watched it, I had to share it. The "Mathematician/Television Sweetheart" is best known as Winnie Cooper from "The Wonder Years," but she's also a co-author of a mathematical proof, The Chayes-McKellar-Winn Theorem, and a New York Times best-selling author of Math Doesn't Suck and three other books about math for middle-schoolers.
Are You the Girl from “The Wonder Years”?
About Danica McKellar
Danica McKellar became a child star on the iconic television series, “The Wonder Years.” Her famous kiss with onscreen paramour Kevin Arnold showed once and for all what it looks like “when a man loves a woman.” Danica continues to act in movies and TV, but now devotes more of her time to writing math textbooks targeted at teenage girls. Her goal? To make math fun. And to help girls feel confident about doing math.
I love how for Danica, her identities as an actress and a mathematician coexist, and that she uses her recognition to share her love of math with girls. What did you think of the video?