What did YOU do with a math education?
November 3, 2008 4:42 AM Subscribe
So, what did YOU do with a math education?
posted by Thorzdad to Education (45 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
We are deep into the whole college visit/choice dance with our daughter. She's a senior in HS and is still struggling with determining what she might want to study in college, thus leading to the choice of school.
She's been a straight-A student and is currently taking college-credit calculus and physics classes. She's a scary whiz at math and related subjects, and seems to enjoy it.
So far, though, the idea of studying "math" in college hasn't exactly elicited much excitement. Underlying that is the question of, other than teaching, what the heck would one do with a math education? And, all the schools we've looked at separate "math education" from "math".
Her guidance counselor has been more worthless than can be imagined. Her only help in guiding my daughter has been to express dismay that our daughter hasn't chosen a school and subject yet, then point her to a stack of college pamphlets. We, of course, are very frustrated because we simply haven't the experience or ability to expose our daughter to what possibilities might be out there.
So...math majors...what fields, other than teaching, offer opportunities for you?
(As a caveat, I should add that she definitely isn't interested in computer sciences or anything that would lead her to software development.)