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Author:BYU Mathematics Department
Description: From actuary to urban planner, read short descriptions of the scores of careers that use math -- or log in to submit your own career entry. Each occupation's write-up includes its salary range, educational background, the specific math courses it requires, when math is used in that line of work, its potential employers, facts, and citations. "How to succeed in math" lists seven suggestions for getting ahead in your math education. Resources for teachers include posters, t-shirts, and other materials bearing positive math slogans; downloadable multimedia, including the "We Use Math" video; and a flow chart mapping the basic path in undergraduate mathematics training. Math in Real Life" includes "Math Makes You Smarter"; "Math Will Rock Your World"; and other articles on advanced degrees and professional schools, and the fifteen most lucrative college degrees. Tidbits provide curiosities such as celebrity math majors (Art Garfunkel, Teri Hatcher, Michael Jordan, Wimbledon champion Virginia Wade, Pro Bowl quarterback Frank Ryan).

Levels: High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Multimedia, Educational Vendors, Articles, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Math Ed Topics: Job Placement/Job Market, Public Understanding of Math

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