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Feb. 24 Mathematician Puzzle: Katherine Johnson of NASA | Computer Programming
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Feb. 24 Mathematician Puzzle: Katherine Johnson of NASA | Computer Programming

February 24 is a day to remember Katherine Johnson — for whom the movie Hidden Figures is based. This questions in this warm-up include computer program skills involving a loop, exponents, and prime numbers. The puzzle discusses Johnson's amazing work as a mathematician during the early years of the U.S. space program — while overcoming constraints of segregation and gender bias. 

Your PDF Download Includes:
  • 1-page Student Puzzle
  • 1-page Answer Key with sample solutions 
  • 1-page version of puzzle with expanding form fields – use with Acrobat Reader 
  • 3 pages of Teacher Notes including step-by-step Solutions, an Extension (dealing with bytes, megabytes, and gigabytes), and a variety of Professional Development support (including extensive Historical Notes).
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Common Core Standard: 6.EE.2.c, 5.NBT.5, MP2, MP8, 6.EE.1, 4.OA.4, 5.NF.5.a.
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