Dr. Cary Oberije, a postdoctoral researcher in The Netherlands, has found that mathematical models can be used to accurately predict patients' responses to treatment. Prediction models were used to analyze lung cancer patients' likelihood of survival and...

# When Will I Use Math?

## WeUseMath.org

# Blogs

## Math in Your Bones

In order to enhance your math proficiency, you need to have it in your bones.

This is a great blog post from Math Mojo--a site aiming to help math teachers and enthusiasts in becoming more proficient in practical uses of math.

## Schools race to prepare young engineers

The New York Times reports on elementary school engineering programs, which aim to boost STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) training among the next generation.

## Formulas Make Art

High school students in San Diego are finding more uses for their math formulas. They're creating art for display in the community.

Read this story from the San Diego Union-Tribune.

## More Soccer Science

Here's one more example of how researchers are using science to track (and understand) athletic performance.

## "Soccer" or "football" ... or math?

Call it what you will, to scientific researchers, it means math.

As the world turns its attention to South Africa this month for the 19th FIFA World Cup, mathematicians are finding themselves drawn to the event as well. The international football tournament provides another opportunity for mathematicians to study the nature of sport statistics.

## Three Puzzles Keep Mathematician in Memory

This article from Scientific American presents three puzzles by Martin Gardner, a respected mathematician who died recently. Give 'em a try.

## World loses "eminent" mathematician

Vladimir Arnold, one of the most important mathematicians of the 20th century, died Thursday in France. Among many awards and recognitions Arnold received in his professional career, he was presented the Crafoord Prize in 1982 and in 2001, the World Prize in Mathematics.

## Decision Making: Down to a Science

Think you make many decisions "off the cuff"? Mathematic findings indicate there may be more science to our choices.

## High Value in Keeping Internet Secure

If you have the necessary math know-how, it can really pay.

John Tate, a scientist from the University of Texas at Austin was recently awarded the Abel Prize--thought of as math's Nobel--for his work with Algebraic Number Theory. It's one of the math principles that lies at the heart of internet security, a facet of everyday living in today's world.

## Boltzmann Equation Solved

It may not seem like a spectacular feat for a group of university mathematicians to solve an equation, but when that equation is 140 years old (not to mention, has implications for many other scientific fields), it begins to catch some attention.

Have a cool math story or an instance of math in current events? Submit a blog entry about it to the site!

The most common question students ask math teachers at every level is “When will I use math?” WeUseMath.org is a non-profit website that helps to answer this question. This website describes the importance of mathematics and many rewarding career opportunities available to students who study mathematics.

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