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Rich Wyllie"This wonderful resource book contains a variety of career profiles written in a very friendly way. It helps to answer the questions "What can math be used for?" "What does an actuary do in his or her career?" and "How does a sculptor use math?" In short, two- to four-page essays, the answers to these questions, and to at least 100 other questions are addressed. The editor of this book has done a fine job of gathering information from a wide variety of people in the workplace, all of whom have a background in mathematics. After receiving their bachelor's degree, however, they have gone in many different directions...In a classroom, this information can be used by students to see the values of studying mathematics and to answer the questions posed. The stories could also be shared with a class during that last half-period on Friday, with time for a discussion of the information...Since everyone is involved in careers in some way, this publication is a great resource."
—The Mathematics Teacher