April: Math Awareness Month April 28, 2015 05:00
April is Math Awareness Month. The theme for Math Awareness Month 2015 is "Math Drives Careers." The theme's goal is to make students aware of careers open to those who study math.
Each year in April the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics sponsors Mathematics Awareness Month (MAM) to recognize the importance of mathematics through written materials and an accompanying poster that highlights mathematics. The poster features snapshots of 17 people who turned their love for mathematics into rewarding and diverse careers. Learn more at www.mathaware.org/mam/2015/poster/
People trained in the mathematical sciences work across the spectrum of businesses and industries—they are not just teachers and statisticians.
In Excel Math lessons, we include a wide variety of careers and mathematical interests such as sports, cooking, reading, travel, coins and currency, budgeting, calculating sales tax, percents, and lots more. Take a look at sample Excel Math lessons on our website:
The Texas Workforce Commission has created a free Career Activities Booklet you can download for your students.
Talk about the various careers and how they incorporate math. Let your students do the activities in the booklet, and then have volunteers share their answers.
You may want to invite some of your students' parents to talk to the class about their careers and the skills necessary to do those jobs.
They could also mention the role mathematics plays in their careers.
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