ERIC Number: ED287717
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Mathematics at Work in Society: Opening Career Doors.
Choike, James R.
The materials from the Mathematics at Work in Society were designed to increase awareness of the connection between mathematics and careers for students of grade 8 or more. This book is designed so that it can be used in a variety of ways by students, teachers, and counselors. The information is on many different careers and the way in which mathematics is used in these careers. There are eight career areas featured in this book. Each one describes some professions and gives some examples of math at work in this career area and activities related to the career area. Career areas included are: (1) fine arts; (2) business; (3) construction; (4) energy; (5) food; (6) health; (7) science and technology; and (8) transportation. Sections are also included on statistics and computer science. (RH)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Planning, Careers, Mathematical Applications, Mathematics Instruction, Occupational Information, Secondary Education
Mathematical Association of America, 1529 Eighteenth St., NW, Washington, DC 20036 (80 minute video tape, including booklet, $25.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners; Counselors
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mathematical Association of America, Washington, DC.
Note: The Mathematics at Work in Society project includes this project book and a set of four television video tape cassettes: "An Actuary: What's That?"; "Mathematics in Space"; "Mathematics: Language of Research"; and "Mathematics: Where Will I Ever Use It?"