Math in everyday use

It's the holiday season. And as you rush from one store to the next finding the perfect gifts, don't forget one of the most important aspects of holiday shopping: choosing just the right parking space.

A researcher in the UK has come up with a formula to help drivers determine the best parking space for their car to fit in to. Check it out here from cnet.

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.


 

Attorney
$187,199/yr
$126,000/yr
Cryptanalyst
$137,780/yr
Physician
$187,199/yr
Actuary
$160,000/yr
$165,000/yr
$82,000/yr
$102,280/yr
$128,610/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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