Hidden Figures Teaching Guide

Hidden Figures Teaching Guide Author Margot Lee Shetterly
ISBN-10 9780062696250
Release 2017-04-18
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The #1 New York Times bestseller The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America’s greatest achievements in space. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kirsten Dunst, and Kevin Costner. Before John Glenn orbited the earth, or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as “human computers” used pencils, slide rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. Among these problem-solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women, some of the brightest minds of their generation. Originally relegated to teaching math in the South’s segregated public schools, they were called into service during the labor shortages of World War II, when America’s aeronautics industry was in dire need of anyone who had the right stuff. Suddenly, these overlooked math whizzes had a shot at jobs worthy of their skills, and they answered Uncle Sam’s call, moving to Hampton, Virginia and the fascinating, high-energy world of the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory. Even as Virginia’s Jim Crow laws required them to be segregated from their white counterparts, the women of Langley’s all-black “West Computing” group helped America achieve one of the things it desired most: a decisive victory over the Soviet Union in the Cold War, and complete domination of the heavens. Starting in World War II and moving through to the Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement and the Space Race, Hidden Figures follows the interwoven accounts of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson and Christine Darden, four African American women who participated in some of NASA’s greatest successes. It chronicles their careers over nearly three decades they faced challenges, forged alliances and used their intellect to change their own lives, and their country’s future.



Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures Author Margot Lee Shetterly
ISBN-10 0062677284
Release 2017-09-05
Pages 368
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The #1 New York Times bestseller The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America’s greatest achievements in space. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kirsten Dunst, and Kevin Costner. Before John Glenn orbited the earth, or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as “human computers” used pencils, slide rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. Among these problem-solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women, some of the brightest minds of their generation. Originally relegated to teaching math in the South’s segregated public schools, they were called into service during the labor shortages of World War II, when America’s aeronautics industry was in dire need of anyone who had the right stuff. Suddenly, these overlooked math whizzes had a shot at jobs worthy of their skills, and they answered Uncle Sam’s call, moving to Hampton, Virginia and the fascinating, high-energy world of the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory. Even as Virginia’s Jim Crow laws required them to be segregated from their white counterparts, the women of Langley’s all-black “West Computing” group helped America achieve one of the things it desired most: a decisive victory over the Soviet Union in the Cold War, and complete domination of the heavens. Starting in World War II and moving through to the Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement and the Space Race, Hidden Figures follows the interwoven accounts of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson and Christine Darden, four African American women who participated in some of NASA’s greatest successes. It chronicles their careers over nearly three decades they faced challenges, forged alliances and used their intellect to change their own lives, and their country’s future.



Let s Play Math

Let s Play Math Author Denise Gaskins
ISBN-10 1892083205
Release 2016-12-31
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All parents and teachers have one thing in common: we want our children to understand and be able to use math. Written by a veteran homeschooling mom, Let's Play Math offers a wealth of practical, hands-on ideas for exploring math from preschool to high school. Whether you want to balance and enrich a traditional curriculum or launch an off-road mathematical adventure of your own, this book helps you introduce your children to the "Aha!" factor--the thrill of conquering a tough challenge. True mathematical thinking involves the same creative reasoning that children use to solve puzzles. Your children will build a stronger foundation of understanding when you approach math as a family game, playing with ideas.



Hidden Figures Young Readers Edition

Hidden Figures Young Readers  Edition Author Margot Lee Shetterly
ISBN-10 9780062662392
Release 2016-11-29
Pages 240
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The uplifting, amazing true story—a New York Times bestseller This edition of Margot Lee Shetterly’s acclaimed book is perfect for young readers. It is the powerful story of four African-American female mathematicians at NASA who helped achieve some of the greatest moments in our space program. Now a major motion picture starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kirsten Dunst, and Kevin Costner. Before John Glenn orbited the earth, or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as “human computers” used pencils, slide rules, and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. This book brings to life the stories of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden, who lived through the Civil Rights era, the Space Race, the Cold War, and the movement for gender equality, and whose work forever changed the face of NASA and the country.



The Hiding Place

The Hiding Place Author Corrie ten Boom
ISBN-10 1441232885
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 272
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"Every experience God gives us . . . is the perfect preparation for the future only He can see."--Corrie ten Boom Corrie ten Boom was a Dutch watchmaker who became a heroine of the Resistance, a survivor of Hitler's concentration camps, and one of the most remarkable evangelists of the twentieth century. In World War II she and her family risked their lives to help Jews and underground workers escape from the Nazis, and for their work they were tested in the infamous Nazi death camps. Only Corrie among her family survived to tell the story of how faith ultimately triumphs over evil. Here is the riveting account of how Corrie and her family were able to save many of God's chosen people. For 35 years millions have seen that there is no pit so deep that God's love is not deeper still. Now The Hiding Place, repackaged for a new generation of readers, continues to declare that God's love will overcome, heal, and restore. "A groundbreaking book that shines a clear light on one of the darkest moments of history."--Philip Yancey, author, The Jesus I Never Knew "Ten Boom's classic is even more relevant to the present hour than at the time of its writing. We . . . need to be inspired afresh by the courage manifested by her family."--Jack W. Hayford, president, International Foursquare Church; chancellor, The King's College and Seminary "The Hiding Place is a classic that begs revisiting. Corrie ten Boom lived the deeper life with God. Her gripping story of love in action will challenge and inspire you!"--Joyce Meyer, best-selling author and Bible teacher



AFOQT Secrets Study Guide

AFOQT Secrets Study Guide Author Mometrix Exam Secrets Test Prep Team
ISBN-10 1630949957
Release 2015-08-05
Pages 180
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***Includes Practice Test Questions*** Get the test prep help you need to be successful on the AFOQT. The Air Force Officer Qualifying Test is extremely challenging and thorough test preparation is essential for success. Air Force Officer Qualifying Test Secrets Study Guide is the ideal prep solution for anyone who wants to pass the AFOQT. Not only does it provide a comprehensive guide to the AFOQT as a whole, it also provides practice test questions as well as detailed explanations of each answer. Air Force Officer Qualifying Test Secrets Study Guide includes: A thorough overview of the AFOQT, An examination of verbal analogies, A guide to arithmetic reasoning, An in-depth look at word knowledge, A full study of math knowledge, An analysis of instrument comprehension, A breakdown of block counting, An extensive review of the table reading, A guide to the aviation information, An examination of general science, A review of the rotated blocks, An analysis of hidden figures, Comprehensive practice questions with detailed answer explanations. It's filled with the critical information you'll need in order to do well on the test: the concepts, procedures, principles, and vocabulary that the Department of Defense (DOD) expects you to have mastered before sitting for the exam. The Verbal Analogies section covers: Characteristic, Similar Choices. The Arithmetic Reasoning section covers: Operations, Fractions, percentages, and related concepts. The Word Knowledge section covers: What strategies can I use? The Math Knowledge section covers: Numbers and their classifications, Solving systems of equations, Triangles. The Instrument Comprehension section covers: How do I read the compass and artificial horizon instruments?, How can I improve my ability to read the compass and artificial horizon? The Block Counting section covers: How do I know how many blocks are touching the particular block?, Are there any ways to make it easier to count the number of touching blocks? The Table Reading section covers: What strategies can I use to answer the questions quickly and accurately?, What are the common mistakes to avoid? The Aviation Information section covers: Fixed-wing aircraft, Flight envelope, Flight maneuvers. The General Science section covers: Important terms. The Rotated Blocks section covers: How do I improve my ability to identify which blocks are rotated? The Hidden Figures section covers: What strategies can I use to answer these questions? These sections are full of specific and detailed information that will be key to passing the AFOQT. Concepts and principles aren't simply named or described in passing, but are explained in detail. The guide is laid out in a logical and organized fashion so that one section naturally flows from the one preceding it. Because it's written with an eye for both technical accuracy and accessibility, you will not have to worry about getting lost in dense academic language. Any test prep guide is only as good as its practice questions and answers, and that's another area where our guide stands out. Our test designers have provided scores of test questions that will prepare you for what to expect on the actual AFOQT. Each answer is explained in depth, in order to make the principles and reasoning behind it crystal clear.



When You Reach Me

When You Reach Me Author Rebecca Stead
ISBN-10 0375892699
Release 2009-07-14
Pages 208
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This Newbery Medal winner that has a fantastic puzzle at its heart has been called “smart and mesmerizing,” (The New York Times), “superb” (The Wall Street Journal), and “incandescent” (The Washington Post). When Miranda starts receiving mysterious notes, she doesn’t know what to do. The notes tell her that she must write a letter, a true story, and that she can’t share her mission with anyone—not even her best friend, Sal. It would be easy to ignore the strange messages, except that whoever is leaving them has an uncanny ability to predict the future. If that’s the case, then Miranda has an even bigger problem—because the notes tell her that someone is going to die, and she might be too late to stop it. “Lovely and almost impossibly clever.” —The Philadelphia Inquirer Winner of the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award for Fiction A New York Times Bestseller and Notable Book



Into the Wild

Into the Wild Author Jon Krakauer
ISBN-10 9780330469982
Release 2011-07-06
Pages 320
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Jon Krakauer's Into the Wild examines true story of Chris McCandless, a young man, who in 1992 walked deep into the Alaskan wilderness and whose SOS note and emaciated corpse were found four months later, internationally bestselling author Jon Krakauer explores the obsession which leads some people to explore the outer limits of self, leave civilization behind and seek enlightenment through solitude and contact with nature. A 2007 film adaptation of Into the Wild was directed by Sean Penn and starred Emile Hirsch and Kristen Stewart.



The Teacher s Guide to Media Literacy

The Teacher   s Guide to Media Literacy Author Cyndy Scheibe
ISBN-10 9781452269597
Release 2011-11-07
Pages 264
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Use media literacy to reach all students! This book starts by asking, "What does it mean to be literate in today's world, and how can those literacy skills be developed?" The authors answer those questions by providing concrete, innovative ways to integrate media literacy across the curriculum and teach students to be independent, skilled, and reflective thinkers. Through dozens of suggested activities, teaching strategies, lessons, and a companion Website, the authors’ unique vision allows schools to: Integrate media literacy into teaching at all grade levels and core content areas Address key education standards Teach 21st-century skills and higher-order critical thinking Engage students by bridging schoolwork with their lives outside the classroom



Among the Hidden

Among the Hidden Author Margaret Peterson Haddix
ISBN-10 0689848072
Release 2002-06-12
Pages 160
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In a future where the Population Police enforce the law limiting a family to only two children, Luke, an illegal third child, has lived all his twelve years in isolation and fear on his family's farm in this start to the Shadow Children series from Margaret Peterson Haddix. Luke has never been to school. He's never had a birthday party, or gone to a friend's house for an overnight. In fact, Luke has never had a friend. Luke is one of the shadow children, a third child forbidden by the Population Police. He's lived his entire life in hiding, and now, with a new housing development replacing the woods next to his family's farm, he is no longer even allowed to go outside. Then, one day Luke sees a girl's face in the window of a house where he knows two other children already live. Finally, he's met a shadow child like himself. Jen is willing to risk everything to come out of the shadows -- does Luke dare to become involved in her dangerous plan? Can he afford not to?



The Book Thief

The Book Thief Author Markus Zusak
ISBN-10 9781407033327
Release 2008-09-04
Pages 560
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HERE IS A SMALL FACT - YOU ARE GOING TO DIE 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier. Liesel, a nine-year-old girl, is living with a foster family on Himmel Street. Her parents have been taken away to a concentration camp. Liesel steals books. This is her story and the story of the inhabitants of her street when the bombs begin to fall. SOME IMPORTANT INFORMATION - THIS NOVEL IS NARRATED BY DEATH It's a small story, about: a girl an accordionist some fanatical Germans a Jewish fist fighter and quite a lot of thievery. ANOTHER THING YOU SHOULD KNOW - DEATH WILL VISIT THE BOOK THIEF THREE TIMES



Rise of the Rocket Girls

Rise of the Rocket Girls Author Nathalia Holt
ISBN-10 9780316338912
Release 2016-04-05
Pages 352
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"If Hidden Figures has you itching to learn more about the women who worked in the space program, pick up Nathalia Holt's lively, immensely readable history, Rise of the Rocket Girls." --Entertainment Weekly The riveting true story of the women who launched America into space. In the 1940s and 50s, when the newly minted Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick-thinking mathematicians to calculate velocities and plot trajectories, they didn't turn to male graduates. Rather, they recruited an elite group of young women who, with only pencil, paper, and mathematical prowess, transformed rocket design, helped bring about the first American satellites, and made the exploration of the solar system possible. For the first time, Rise of the Rocket Girls tells the stories of these women--known as "human computers"--who broke the boundaries of both gender and science. Based on extensive research and interviews with all the living members of the team, Rise of the Rocket Girls offers a unique perspective on the role of women in science: both where we've been, and the far reaches of space to which we're heading.



Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451 Author Ray Bradbury
ISBN-10 9780743247221
Release 1951
Pages 190
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A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners suddenly realizes their merit.



Bomb

Bomb Author Steve Sheinkin
ISBN-10 9781596438613
Release 2012-09-04
Pages 272
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In December of 1938, a chemist in a German laboratory made a shocking discovery: When placed next to radioactive material, a Uranium atom split in two. That simple discovery launched a scientific race that spanned 3 continents. In Great Britain and the United States, Soviet spies worked their way into the scientific community; in Norway, a commando force slipped behind enemy lines to attack German heavy-water manufacturing; and deep in the desert, one brilliant group of scientists was hidden away at a remote site at Los Alamos. This is the story of the plotting, the risk-taking, the deceit, and genius that created the world's most formidable weapon. This is the story of the atomic bomb. Bomb is a 2012 National Book Awards finalist for Young People's Literature. Bomb is a 2012 Washington Post Best Kids Books of the Year title. Bomb is a 2013 Newbery Honor book.



Man s Search For Meaning

Man s Search For Meaning Author Viktor E Frankl
ISBN-10 9781448177684
Release 2013-12-09
Pages 160
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A prominent Viennese psychiatrist before the war, Viktor Frankl was uniquely able to observe the way that both he and others in Auschwitz coped (or didn't) with the experience. He noticed that it was the men who comforted others and who gave away their last piece of bread who survived the longest - and who offered proof that everything can be taken away from us except the ability to choose our attitude in any given set of circumstances. The sort of person the concentration camp prisoner became was the result of an inner decision and not of camp influences alone. Frankl came to believe man's deepest desire is to search for meaning and purpose. This outstanding work offers us all a way to transcend suffering and find significance in the art of living.



Summary and Analysis of Hidden Figures The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race

Summary and Analysis of Hidden Figures  The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race Author Worth Books
ISBN-10 9781504043410
Release 2016-12-27
Pages 30
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So much to read, so little time? Get an overview of Hidden Figures, the true story about the African American female mathematicians who helped NASA win the space race. Margot Lee Shetterly’s Hidden Figures tells the incredible real-life account of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden—who, in a time when black women faced seemingly insurmountable obstacles, went to work as “calculators” at NASA. With pencils, paper, and slide rules, they transformed airplane, rocket, and satellite designs—and ensured a World War II victory. Despite the social and political climate at the height of Jim Crow, these women rose up and became integral to the project that put the first man on the moon. From World War II to the Cold War to the civil rights movement to the space race, Hidden Figures tells the story of four remarkable women whose contributions to science led to some of NASA’s greatest successes. The book has become a New York Times bestseller as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award–winning and Academy Award–nominated picture starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Kirsten Dunst, and Kevin Costner. With historical context, important quotes, fascinating trivia, a glossary of terms, and other features, this summary and analysis of Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race is intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.



Pedro s Journal

Pedro s Journal Author Pam Conrad
ISBN-10 0590462067
Release 1992
Pages 80
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The cabin boy on the "Santa Maria" keeps a diary which records his experiences when he sails with Columbus on his first voyage to the New World in 1492.