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Teaching 7 lessons from "Hidden Figures" NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson

7 lessons from "Hidden Figures" NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson

Katherine Johnson was an African American mathematician who made critical contributions to the space program. She died February 24, 2020, at the age of 101. Looking at Johnson’s life can teach all of us lessons even today.

Della Dumbaugh, Professor of Mathematics, University of Richmond
The Conversation

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

What lesson from Johnson's life most speaks to you?
STANDARDS:
RI.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RI.2 - Main Ideas, RI.3 - People & Events

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3,4
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