Let me tell you something: the impossible became possible during my lifetime. I am talking about magically transforming math nerds into celebrities. If anybody could do it, Taraji P. Henson is the woman for the job. Ms. Henson and her colleagues make math approachable through the magic of a great story: the hidden figures of the women behind the space program.
I always loved math and science. When life got hard, I could depend on numbers to keep me grounded. Although I have been teaching and/or tutoring math for the last eighteen years, I seldom share this love with other people. It is not a subject discussed at family get-together, parties…
Try this experiment for me: mention that you LOVE MATH! Then, count to ten. Poof! All happy chatter ceases and most people evaporate. Magic?! Not really. It is the dreaded word MATH and its equally dreaded cousins: ALGEBRA, TRIGONOMETRY, GEOMETRY and CALCULUS.
Although I never met Ms. Henson, or any of her colleagues, I owe a great debt to each and every one of them. I can’t wait for the release of the movie, Hidden Figures, in February of 2017.
Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for making my life so much easier!