by Amy Stults|
10 Things All Future Mathematicians and Scientists Must Know
As a mom to a gifted child, I am beyond thankful for books like this. Since he wants to be some sort of scientist when he grows up, I thought that this would be the perfect book for him. If only this stuff was taught in schools! The world would be full of brighter, more clever, and logical kids. This book would greatly benefit all ages and not just those who aspire to be scientists. You’ll learn concepts that are sadly lacking in government-created school curriculum. All 10 of the concepts (such as Your Mind Can Be Fooled and It Is Important To Have A Healthy Skepticism) each contain between 4 – 7 real world examples varying from the 1986 Challenger explosion, the myth of crop circles, the shocking discovery about ulcers, and one of my favorites – the placebo effect. At the end of each example or case study are several discussion questions. These questions have no right or wrong answer and are meant to get you and your family thinking and talking. Every family could use more of that.