Math of the Olympics

"We see the numbers when we're looking at scores and measurements," says Dr. Edward Burger of Williams College, "but math is all around us, wherever there's motion, wherever there's quantities."

Take a look at this video from NBC Learn about the math, from simple arithmetic to calculus, involved in sport.

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
Cryptanalyst
$137,780/yr
$126,000/yr
Physician
$187,199/yr
Actuary
$160,000/yr
Climatologist
$132,130/yr
Hydrologist
$112,490/yr
$82,000/yr
$113,068/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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