n this hour, we'll look at the progress American girls are making in mathematics.
First up, we'll talk to actress Danica McKellar, who also has a degree in mathematics and graduated summa cum laude from UCLA. She says being smart and good at math is very cool, and she's just published a book on math for middle school girls. Plus, a team of U.S. girls recently traveled to China to compete in the China Girls Mathematical Olympiad and held their own, with one team member tying for first place. We'll talk with one of the team's coaches, and a member of the U.S. girls team. And we'll ask a mathematician and college president about the best ways to boost the number of girls and women who succeed in mathematics.
Produced by Anne Marie Cunningham