Author: Edward Zaccaro
Product Code: 544
ISBN: 978-0-9679915-4-2
Pages: 244
Availability: In stock.

Sister Elizabeth Kenny discovered an effective treatment for polio, but it was ignored by the medical establishment for 30 years.

Dr. Semmelweis discovered why thousands of women who gave birth at hospitals were dying and a simple way to stop the deaths. His colleagues ignored his discovery and thousands of women continued to die.

A simple design mistake led to 114 deaths when a walkway collapsed at the Kansas City Hyatt Regency Hotel.

This unique collection of classroom lessons, readings, and discussion starters will excite your talented mathematicians and scientists. The Challenger explosion, the failure of the Mars Orbiter, and the Kansas City Hyatt Regency walkway collapse all involved thinking errors by mathematicians and scientists. This book presents the 10 things our future mathematicians and scientists must know to prevent these kinds of tragedies from occurring. Because science and mathematics instruction is often dominated by facts and calculation, children are rarely exposed to these important concepts. More than 50 stories and discussion starters are included that show children the strong connections between mathematics and science in the real world.

Grades 4–12


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by Amy Stults
on 10/31/2013
from Ohio
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.
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