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Women Who Count: Honoring African American Women Mathematicians
 
Shelly M. Jones Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT
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Women Who Count: Honoring African American Women Mathematicians
Shelly M. Jones Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT
Available Formats:
Softcover ISBN:  978-1-4704-4889-9
Product Code:  MBK/124
138 pp 
List Price: $15.00
MAA Member Price: $13.50
AMS Member Price: $12.00
Electronic ISBN:  978-1-4704-5332-9
Product Code:  MBK/124.E
138 pp 
List Price: $15.00
MAA Member Price: $13.50
AMS Member Price: $12.00
Bundle Print and Electronic Formats and Save!
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  • Book Details
     
     
    2019
    MSC: Primary 97;

    Tessellations, palindromes, tangrams, oh my! Women Who Count: Honoring African American Women Mathematicians is a children's activity book highlighting the lives and work of 29 African American women mathematicians, including Dr. Christine Darden, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Dorothy Vaughan from the award-winning book and movie Hidden Figures. Although the book is geared toward children in grades 3–8, it is appropriate for all ages.

    The book includes portrait sketches and biographies for the featured mathematicians, each followed by elementary-school and middle-school activity pages. Children will enjoy uncovering mathematicians' names in word searches, unscrambling math vocabulary words, solving equations to decode interesting facts, using logical thinking to uncover magic squares, locating hidden objects on an “I Spy” page, and more! They will also read about the important contributions of Drs. Martha Euphemia Lofton Haynes, Evelyn Boyd Granville, and Marjorie Lee Browne, the first three African American women to receive doctoral degrees in mathematics. Other women profiled include contemporary mathematicians who will inspire today's children to become tomorrow's leaders. Women Who Count is a must-read for parents and children alike!

    In this YouTube video, Dr. Shelly Jones discusses the origins of her book and provides additional insight into the lives of some of the women profiled in it. She also suggests ways that the book can be used to enrich classroom teaching.

    Readership

    For children ages 8–13.

  • Table of Contents
     
     
    • Chapters
    • The firsts
    • The pioneers
    • The un-hidden figures
    • The contemporary firsts
    • Selected activity answer keys
  • Reviews
     
     
    • Realize your “Dream Job”. Then work to make that your reality!

      Dr. Christine Darden
    • Diversity of representative images of Black women in all facets of life is so important for all. Thank you to Shelly Jones for providing a platform to celebrate the contributions of Black women to mathematics.

      Dr. Candice Price
    • Once you have learned to think as a mathematician, in a structured and strategic manner, you can solve all kinds of problems. This activity book is the beginning toolbox for aspiring problem solvers!

      Dr. Shree Whitaker Taylor
    • The work Dr. Jones is doing is essential to promoting awareness and inclusion in the mathematical sciences.

      Dr. Christina Eubanks-Turner
    • This is a great endeavor! I'm looking forward to meeting the kids inspired by the book!

      Dr. Chelsea Walton
    • The Euler Paths activity. Love it; a fun challenge.

      Teacher
    • The Quadrilateral Transformations activity has students making predictions and checking their own work. Love this activity!

      Teacher
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2019
MSC: Primary 97;

Tessellations, palindromes, tangrams, oh my! Women Who Count: Honoring African American Women Mathematicians is a children's activity book highlighting the lives and work of 29 African American women mathematicians, including Dr. Christine Darden, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Dorothy Vaughan from the award-winning book and movie Hidden Figures. Although the book is geared toward children in grades 3–8, it is appropriate for all ages.

The book includes portrait sketches and biographies for the featured mathematicians, each followed by elementary-school and middle-school activity pages. Children will enjoy uncovering mathematicians' names in word searches, unscrambling math vocabulary words, solving equations to decode interesting facts, using logical thinking to uncover magic squares, locating hidden objects on an “I Spy” page, and more! They will also read about the important contributions of Drs. Martha Euphemia Lofton Haynes, Evelyn Boyd Granville, and Marjorie Lee Browne, the first three African American women to receive doctoral degrees in mathematics. Other women profiled include contemporary mathematicians who will inspire today's children to become tomorrow's leaders. Women Who Count is a must-read for parents and children alike!

In this YouTube video, Dr. Shelly Jones discusses the origins of her book and provides additional insight into the lives of some of the women profiled in it. She also suggests ways that the book can be used to enrich classroom teaching.

Readership

For children ages 8–13.

  • Chapters
  • The firsts
  • The pioneers
  • The un-hidden figures
  • The contemporary firsts
  • Selected activity answer keys
  • Realize your “Dream Job”. Then work to make that your reality!

    Dr. Christine Darden
  • Diversity of representative images of Black women in all facets of life is so important for all. Thank you to Shelly Jones for providing a platform to celebrate the contributions of Black women to mathematics.

    Dr. Candice Price
  • Once you have learned to think as a mathematician, in a structured and strategic manner, you can solve all kinds of problems. This activity book is the beginning toolbox for aspiring problem solvers!

    Dr. Shree Whitaker Taylor
  • The work Dr. Jones is doing is essential to promoting awareness and inclusion in the mathematical sciences.

    Dr. Christina Eubanks-Turner
  • This is a great endeavor! I'm looking forward to meeting the kids inspired by the book!

    Dr. Chelsea Walton
  • The Euler Paths activity. Love it; a fun challenge.

    Teacher
  • The Quadrilateral Transformations activity has students making predictions and checking their own work. Love this activity!

    Teacher
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