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Math at Work: Women in Nontraditional Careers

NTO: nontraditional occupation

DVD 15 minutes; $95.00 
Order #25003; ISBN #978-1-60118-003-2
Resource guide 114 pages, $45.00
Order #25002; ISBN #978-1-877933-85-1
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Thirteen women ranging from a helicopter pilot, an architect, a police officer, and a firefighter, to machinists and welders, highlight how they use mathematics on the job. "Superior" --School Library Journal. "Recommended" --School to Work News.

From Math at Work: Women in Nontraditional Careers DVD:
          Copyright © Jocelyn Riley

Math at Work: Women in Nontraditional Careers-- Oral history, labor history, interviews, images of women in nontraditional careers (nto):  women welders,   woman architect, woman plumber, woman uniformed special investigator, woman mold-maker, women machinists, woman helicopter pilot, woman sheetmetalworker, woman firefighter,  African-American women nontraditional careers,  black women nontraditional careers

“I really had a hard time with math until I got into welding and then I found out how the numbers related to what I was actually doing.  There’s pictures and numbers with the blueprints and, rather than just playing with numbers on a piece of paper, now they had some relevance and then it became interesting.”
    
--Welder

You have to have math skills.”
     --Apprentice Plumber

“Everybody has a print and is working on different things and when you come together in the end the whole thing has to fit together, so we work within ten-thousandths of an inch. . . .”
     --Mold-Making Apprentice (Machinist)

“You do use a lot of math.  You don’t have to be a math genius. . . . You need to be able to calculate distance.”
     --
National Guard Helicopter Pilot

“I never thought of myself as being a mathematically inclined individual particularly at all, but in point of fact I can take an accurate measurement and I can use formulas to figure out what I need to fabricate. . . .”
     --
Sheetmetal Worker

“I have to do a fuel report, which involves a heck of a lot of math. . . . I do math every day now.  We dip our tanks; we have fuel tanks that we fill up the trucks with and that requires not even very complicated math, but a lot of adding and subtracting, multiplying, and figuring out how the fuel is doing.”
     --
Firefighter

“And now it sounds kind of silly because I’m forty years old and when I had to do anything math-wise I would freeze up and panic. . . . They always say the light will come on and you’ll finally understand what you’re looking at and it did.  That was one of my greatest achievements--that I finally learned a skill and wasn’t afraid of numbers anymore.”
     --
Machinist

114-page Resource Guide -- Contents:

Profiles of Thirteen Contemporary Women in Nontraditional Careers Who Use Math at Work
Viewing Notes for Math at Work: Women in Nontraditional
     Careers DVD
DVD Script
Discussion-Starters
Discussion Questions
Resources/Bibliography

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