Why Should I Study Math?
Women in Math

Visit the Mathematical Association of America: Career Profiles (http://www.maa.org/careers/index.html). Mathematics and computer science professionals explain how they use mathematics in their jobs and why it is important to develop a strong mathematics background. The authors of these essays describe a wide variety of careers for which a background in the mathematical sciences is useful. They provide practical answers to the question: "Why should I study math?"

Read at least five of the essays and choose your favorite. Write a short essay of your own explaining why this person's essay is your favorite. Explain why mathematics can provide you with the ability to make choices concerning your possible future career. Describe a mathematical career that sounds appealing to you. Explain why YOU should study math.

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