Math at Work: Women in Nontraditional Careers

Math at Work: Women in Nontraditional Careers


Includes biographies of the 13 women working in nontraditional careers who use math in their jobs and who tell their stories in the 15-minute DVD Math at Work: Women in Nontraditional Careers.

Their jobs include welder, architect, plumber, uniformed special investigator, mold-maker, machinist, helicopter pilot, sheetmetal worker, and firefighter. Math is an important part of many nontraditional careers. As an architect puts it, "When you're in school and you're looking at the stuff that they give you to do, you think, I'll never use that. And I used to think that all the time when I was in school, I'm never going to use that. I use it every day now and there's times when I think, I wish I would have paid more attention. Take the math. Take the math. That's my big thing, Take the math, because it was so hard for me."

The resource guide includes the full script of the DVD, as well as viewing notes and a section called Discussion Starters and Discussion Questions designed to stimulate more general discussions about work and nontraditional careers.

Resource Guide has 114 pages.

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