Math in the Fast Lane

Believe it or not, science and math play a bigger role than you might think in stock car racing.

The Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., recently hosted Mathematics and Science Day, bringing in more than 600 local middle school students to learn about the science behind the race.

Check out this article from the Contra Costa Times.

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.


 

Actuary
$160,000/yr
Physician
$187,199/yr
Cryptanalyst
$137,780/yr
$126,000/yr
Attorney
$187,199/yr
$166,400/yr
$139,670/yr
Statistician
$199,710/yr
$111,440/yr

Figures represent salary potential.

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