She Does Math!: Real-Life Problems from Women on the Job (Classroom Resource Materials) - Real-Life Problems from Women on the Job (Classroom Resource Materials Series) - Marla Parker (1995)
ISBN 0883857022
Subject Mathematics - Problems, exercises, etc; Women in mathematics
Publisher Mathematical Assn of America
Publication Date July 1995
Format Paperback (246 x 178 mm)
Language e
<P>She Does Math! presents the career histories of 38 professional women and
math problems related to their work. Each history describes how much math the
author took in high school and college; how she chose her field of study; and
how she ended up in her current job. Each of the women presents problems that
are typical of those she has faced in her job. The problems require nothing
beyond high school mathematics for their solution.</P>
<P>There are many good reasons to buy this book: <BR>- It contains
real-life problems. Any student who asks the question, "Why do I have to learn
algebra (or trigonometry or geometry)?" will find many answers in its pages.
Students will welcome seeing situations from real-world jobs where the math
skills they are learning in class are actually used.<BR>- It provides
strong female role-models.<BR>- It supplies practical information about the
job market. Students learn that they can only compete for these interesting,
well-paying jobs by taking mathematics throughout their high school and college
<P>- It demonstrates the surprising variety of fields in which mathematics
is used. <BR>Buy a copy for your daughter, your granddaughter, your sister, your
former math teachers, your students-and young men too. They want to know how the
math they study is applied to real-life problems and this book will show
Personal Details
Collection Status In Collection
Index 353
Read It Yes
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Product Details
LoC Classification QA27.5.S53 1995 copy 1
Dewey 510/.23
Cover Price $41.50
No. of Pages 272