Math Career Project

Zena Wiltshire
Why do I need to learn Math?
Any ideas?
 It is used in almost every
career today.
 You will need basic
problem solving skills for
normal daily life duties.
 What you DON’T know
might hurt or kill you and
I need Math in every day life?
Handling money
 Grocery shopping
 Cooking
 Taking medicines
 Paying bills
 Using chemicals
Purpose of the Project
The purpose of this project is to answer that
common question:
All of the tasks you will be doing on this
project is designed to answer this question
for you!
(1) Topic/Interview
You need to choose one person to
 Preferably in a career that you are
interested in doing.
 They will need to tell you:
- about their career duties
- how Math is used on this job
- how to do a sample math problem
- any additional related information
(2) Create
Create a poster that will
reflect the career that you
learned about during your
 On your poster—
1. Career name/Person
2. Math problem that is
3. Description of career
4. Education Needed
5. Connections to other
subjects in school
6. Pictures/Illustrations/
Symbols to “show”
about your career
(3) Develop Written Report
This report will be a
minimum of 5
paragraphs with the
Cover page
 Interview details—
Questions and answers
 Research about your
• Prefer reports to be typed
 Conclusion
– minimum neatly written.
 References
(4) Presentation
Approximately 2-3 minutes
 Explain who you interviewed
 What is their occupation?
 Brief explanation of duties
 How do they use Math?
 Sample Math problem(s)
 Other “hands on” examples?
 Ready for Powerpoint
presentation/Web Site
A Little Extra?
Want to add a little “extra” in
your report or presentation you may want to include:
How this career affects our
society today
How it affects education
If you are interested in
pursuing this career and why,
with extra details, such as
starting salaries, benefits, etc.
Dress up, act out, bring “hands
on” items to pass around
Share any additional related
References and Related Sites
This site was extremely valuable in providing math careers and
additional detailed information about these careers.
This site has profiles written by professionals—most who use
math daily, while others use problem solving skills learned in
their math classes.
This site has copies of the interviews performed by students in
Lancaster, PA on Math in Careers.
This site has all kinds of neat information about math and
careers designed for kids or adults.
This site has numerous graphic and sound links, many of which
were used on this site.
Final Questions and Remarks
Due Date:
Friday, March 1