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...
According to the Wall Street Journal:
Mathematician is considered the Best Job of All Jobs.
Mathematicians median annual income was pegged at $94,160.
The top 3 jobs on the list were:
5 of the 6 “Best Jobs” in terms of low stress, high compensation, autonomy, and hiring demand in the “Job Related Almanac” by Les Krantz are all math related.
"The top 15 highest-earning college degrees all have one thing in common -- math skills. That's according to a recent survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers, which tracks college graduates' job offers." (read more)
The following is a list of careers that use math and their respective high-end salaries. Click on a career title for more information.
Know of a math-related career or how one uses math? Submit a career entry to the site!
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.