[Ebook] Counting on Katherine By Helaine Becker – Dileydi.be

Counting on Katherine The Story Of Katherine Johnson, An African American Mathematician Who Worked For NASA During The Space Race And Was Depicted In The Book And Film Hidden Figures.You Ve Likely Heard Of The Historic Apollo 13 Moon Landing But Do You Know About The Mathematical Genius Who Made Sure That Apollo 13 Returned Safely Home As A Child, Katherine Johnson Loved To Count She Counted The Steps On The Road, The Number Of Dishes And Spoons She Washed In The Kitchen Sink, Everything Boundless, Curious, And Excited By Calculations, Young Katherine Longed To Know As Much As She Could About Math, About The Universe.From Katherine S Early Beginnings As A Gifted Student To Her Heroic Accomplishments As A Prominent Mathematician At NASA, This Is The Story Of A Groundbreaking American Woman Who Not Only Calculated The Course Of Moon Landings But, In Turn, Saved Lives And Made Enormous Contributions To History.


10 thoughts on “Counting on Katherine

  1. says:

    This is Hidden Figures for the younger set and is well worth its while I thoroughly enjoyed the movie, but I think this book is even better at giving a coherent picture of how Katherine Johnson did what she did If there is any critique I...


  2. says:

    A neat children s story book about Katherine Johnson She was a black, female mathematician who joined NASA and played an integral part in various space missions, including getting the Apollo 13 astronauts back on track I had never heard of her before, but it s a great story


  3. says:

    A well written biography about Katherine Johnson, her work with NASA, and how she saved Apollo 13 Houston, we have a problem Read along with Hidden Figures.


  4. says:

    What a brilliant, approachable story the author s succinct phrasing coupled with the fabulous illustrations by Dow Phumiruk are a perfect pairing in allowing young readers to grasp the momentous importance of this woman Not only did she open the door for Afro American women,...


  5. says:

    Another book for my NBCT renewal project And this one has a direct link to adult nonfiction with HIDDEN FIGURES Katherine was a little girl who had to count everythingshe excelled in school, and her father made sure she could get the best education an African American girl could get in the south She went to work for NACA, the forerunner for NASA, in the only job a woman could do computing These women were literally the computers of the operation With paper and pencils, on adding machine Another book for my NBCT renewal project And this one has a direct link to adult nonfiction with HIDDEN FIGURES Katherine was a little girl who had to count everythingshe excelled in school, and her father made sure she could get the best education an African American girl could get in the south She went to work for NACA, the forerunner for NASA, in the only job a woman could do computing Thes...


  6. says:

    First sentence Katherine loved to count She counted the steps to the road The steps up to church The number of dishes and spoons she washed in the bright white sink The only thing she didn t count were the stars in the sky Only a fool, she thought, would try that Even so the stars sparked her imagination What was out there Premise plot Counting on Katherine is a picture book biography of Katherine Johnson Part of Johnson s story was told in the adult biography Hidden Figures by Margot First sentence Katherine loved to count She counted the steps to the road The steps up ...


  7. says:

    This is a wonderfully drawn, informative, accessible children s biography on a remarkable pioneering lady Truly, this is an inspiring biography that will resonate with children who yearn for knowledge.


  8. says:

    So nice to see a biography at an accessible reading level


  9. says:

    I really liked the flow of this one design Everyone s heard of Apollo 13, although Katherine Johnson is probably someone not too many folks know, which needs to change


  10. says:

    Katherine loved counting and math as a young girl She was a brilliant student who skipped three grades However, there was no high school in her town that accepted black students So her father worked day and night to afford to move them to a town where Katherine could attend high school She became an elementary school teacher, because there were no jobs for research mathematicians who were women Katherine did not give up her dream, eventually becoming a mathematician working for NASA She wo Katherine loved counting and math as a young girl She was a brilliant student who skipped three grades However, there was no high school in her town that accepted black students So her father worked day and night to afford to move them to a tow...