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DiscoverMagazine.com's "What is this?" column features an array of mind-boggling photographic images related to math and science, with articles for each. Check out the column here!

 

Least Stressful Jobs!

Check out this list from CareerCast.com featuring eight low-stress jobs, many of which you can do with a math degree!

Sure, it can do a lot of things. But theater?

Accountant, teacher, scientist. Playwright?

Believe it or not, math has also crept its way onto the stage.

When a play producer in the Boston area asked teachers to submit ideas for a play that could be performed in high schools, she wasn’t sure math would lend itself to theater. But when she read a script with a math storyline, she quickly changed her mind.

Read the story from The Boston Globe.

10 jobs for math whizzes

CareerBuilder listed the following as the top ten math jobs:

1. Actuary
2. Cost estimator
3. Economist
4. Electrical engineer
5. Physicist
6. Market researcher
7. Mathematician
8. Statistician
9. Surveyor
10. Mathematical science teacher, post-secondary

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Launch!

I talk to a lot of people who think that math is just a string of formulas, equations, and rules that someone just made up.   They think that if you want to be good at math, you should memorize all the formulas and follow all the rules, just the way the teacher tells you, and then you get an “A.”   Boring!  No wonder so many people ask, “When will I ever use this math?”

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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.


 

Physician
$187,199/yr
Actuary
$160,000/yr
Attorney
$187,199/yr
$126,000/yr
Cryptanalyst
$137,780/yr
Urban Planner
$98,060/yr
$128,330/yr
Astronaut
$100,701/yr
Climatologist
$132,130/yr
Architect
$119,500/yr

Figures represent salary potential.

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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...

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