Mathematicians vs. The World View

You've no doubt seen portrayals of crazy mathematicians or inaccurate representations of the study of mathematics in popular culture.

If you have an interest or talent for mathematics, you probably feel the misrepresentations are uncalled for. Good thing there are others who feel as you do who strive to correct these portrayals. Here's an interesting blog from The Atlantic on the world's idea of the field versus the real work of mathematics.

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
Attorney
$187,199/yr
Actuary
$160,000/yr
$126,000/yr
Cryptanalyst
$137,780/yr
$119,950/yr
$147,670/yr
Animator
$99,830/yr
$150,000/yr
$155,490/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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