### Algebra – Xposed!

“In algebra, x can be anything: 12, -47, a billionâ€”the sky’s the limit. And by the time you finish this book, you’ll be a master at solving for x and a ton of other algebra topics. But can you imagine if when we solved for x, we started by stereotyping it, shutting out a whole range of possible solutions? Like, “Hmm, I just don’t think x could be a very big number; I mean look, it’s so little.”

I know it sounds crazy, but this happens all the time in life. The x you’re solving for is your future, and it, too, can be anything. But you’d be surprised how many people stereotype themselves, shutting out a whole range of possibilities for their future. I almost did. Although I got good grades, deep down I believed that no matter how many A’s I might get, it was only a matter of time before I would fail and the truth would come out: I just wasn’t a math person.” extract from Algebra Exposed by Danica McKellar