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Hidden Figures

by Margot Lee Shetterly with Winfred Conkling

This beautifully illustrated and inspiring picture book explores the story of four female African American mathematicians at NASA.Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson,Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden participated in some of NASA’s greatest successes, like providing the calculations for America’s first journey into space. And they did so during a time when being black and a woman limited what they could do. But they worked hard. They persisted.And they used their genius minds to change the world and how they overcame gender and racial barriers to succeed in a highly challenging STEM-based career.

Programme of Study

KS2: Computing

Pupils should be thought to:

  • select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information

Myatt & Co Film

Mary takes a look at some of the insights from research to help pupils learn.

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