Mythbusting: “I’m just not good at math!”

From an early age we are often informed – even if inadvertently – of our “limitations.” These supposed limitations might be imposed upon us by family, teachers, or friends: though often we impose them upon ourselves – by comparing ourselves to our peers or by telling ourselves we are not progressing quickly enough. If we […]

What if I find math hard?

Many students really do struggle in math: I’m certainly not suggesting otherwise. Experiencing challenges is part of the learning process; but it’s also, frankly, part of the fun. By actively engaging with that process, you’re not just learning math; you’re also learning about yourself: about what keeps you attentive, about what models and methods “make […]

Do The Math To Get The Best Jobs

Studies by the career website CareerCast.com for the past several years have consistently shown that math is often the key to finding the best jobs. WSJ.com recently published an article “Dust Off Your Math Skills: Actuary is Best Job of 2013” reporting the results of the latest study. CareerCast ranks 200 jobs from best to […]