The Science of Better (.mp3)

How did Wal-Mart become the biggest corporation in the world? How did Amazon create such an efficient infrastructure? The answer, in large part, is both simple and complex: math. Our guest reveals that math impacts countless areas of modern civilization, and more importantly - or frighteningly - that American interest in math appears to wan more and more each year. We're discussing how math makes life better and why the US can't afford to fall behind the curve.

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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.


 

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