The Digital Divide

Knowledge is power.  This is as true today as it was centuries ago, although of recent, this old adage has taken on new meaning. 

With the spread of the Internet and other information and communication technologies (ICT), some countries are finding themselves endowed with unprecedented power, while other countries are finding themselves falling behind.  And this was expected.  What wasn't expected, however, was that Jamaica, Hungary, and 16 other countries would be ahead of the United States, and that China would lag far behind nations such as Columbia and Uruguay.  Read more about the recent "GDP vs. Internet Access" study that's left researchers scratching their heads.

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
$180,000/yr
$102,250/yr
$150,000/yr
Geologist
$160,910/yr
Urban Planner
$98,060/yr

Figures represent salary potential.

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May

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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