
Research and Development  MATHEMATICIAN
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Maths Puzzle Primary
Australian
Curriculum General Capability:
Numeracy WHAT
YOU'VE GOT LEFT: 3!
Hidden Figures: Calculating Launch Windows Secondary Australian Curriculum General Capability: Ethical Understanding Australian Curriculum General Capability: Numeracy
Australian
Curriculum General Capability:
Critical and creative thinking
1. Have you seen the film "Hidden Figures" yet? Here is a synopsis of the film: The Conversation 14 February 2017
With a partner, write up your response
to the sentence: "At each turn, talent confronts segregation and
institutionalised prejudice."
Individual reflection: Do you experience this statement in your life? How you do cope with this? 2. Katherine G. Johnson, a mathematician working at NASA, was encouraged at university to take as many mathematical courses as possible. With a partner, share what you have learnt about "Hidden Figures" and the work of Katherine Johnson. Has there been a teacher who as encouraged you beyond what you initially thought you could do? Have you been able to encourage a family member or friend to do more than they thought they could? How did that make you feel? Describe in detail. 3. You are to calculate Launch Windows for NASA! Investigate the following activity from NASA: Let's Go to Mars! Calculating Launch Windows 4. Share with your partner the feelings and thoughts you had undertaking this mathematical work. Would you like to be a mathematician working on launching into space?
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