A University of Rochester study shows that baboons are able to understand numbers. Experimenters showed the monkeys peanut-filled cups and the monkeys then chose which cup contained more peanuts. Read more about the experiment and its conclusions...
Growing up kids often wonder how the math they learn in class is significant, other than to help them past 5th grade. Math teachers and parents return the whiny complaints with generally vague facts of how math is used everyday and everywhere, not just in school.
We love math, and we know that we're not the only ones. We always get excited when we find other sources of people highlighting the benifits of being a Math Major, even if it's another University. Check out our "Links to Other Useful sites" page which is in the "Resources for Teachers" section, to find a viriety of other organisations and websites that love math and want to help math students just as much as we do!
What does math have to do with party planning? More than you think. You need to figure out the number of guests, the size of the location for the number of guests you’re inviting, the amount of decorations to buy, how much food you need, number of party favors, etc.
Take this quiz to see if you have the math skills to plan a party.
The Wall Street Journal used data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and other government agencies to find what the best and worst jobs of 2012 were. They based their findings off of 5 different categories; Work environment, stress, phusical demands, hiring outlook, and income. Out of the 200 jobs they researched, Mathematicians made it to the top 10 best jobs of 2012! The average salary for mathematicians came to $99,191.
Observations of unlawful behavior can be used to create mathematical models that can help to predict and prevent future criminal acts. Read the full article here.
Take a look at all the math scenarios it takes to make a blockbuster movie. Read the full article here.
This is a model to estimate the cost and schedule of mathematical software projects, with the important qualification that there are substantial variations between actual effort and estimated effort. read the full article here
Math and biology professor Frederick Adler and math doctoral student Chris Remien have developed an equation to help gauge aid for Tylenol overdose patients. Read the full article here.
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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.