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Help Building a Gameplan For a Career In Market Research Analysis

So, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about how to land a career in market research analysis. Below are the steps I’ve laid out for myself. Could you tell me if this is a good game plan to get where I want to go? [more inside]
posted by ggp88 on Jun 12, 2014 - 5 answers

Should my math student have some Unix skills?

I think my son, who is on an AP math trajectory in high school, would benefit from getting some familiarity and basic programming skills in the Unix world. I've noticed math depts in some universities include study of these skills in early years. Are there some tutorials we could use in the OS X environment to get a leg up? [more inside]
posted by Mei's lost sandal on May 5, 2014 - 17 answers

What Major and Career Should I Look At If I Enjoy Math?

In studying for my Behavioral Statistics final (it’s a statistics class dealing with psychology research methods) I’ve realized something. I actually kind of enjoy math. As long as I don’t have to memorize formulas (as long as they are right there as I’m going through the work) it’s actually kind of comforting and fun. In fact, every math class I’ve taken in college (I’ve taken two remedial algebras, college algebra, and regular statistics before this class) I’ve enjoyed and made an A in. I’m really struggling about what I want to major in (I’m in psychology but I don’t have it in the gas tank to get a PhD), but I know that a lot of people don’t like math. They don’t get it. I do, so I’ve got something there, right? The only problem is, I don’t know what to do with it. These are the parameters… maybe you can think of something that fits? [more inside]
posted by ggp88 on May 4, 2014 - 16 answers

What's a good topic for a one-hour math lecture?

I work as a math tutor at a community college and have the opportunity to spend an hour teaching math to a group of students preparing for a the college's math placement test. Now, I don't know what's on the placement test, but I want to teach something that's more engaging and conceptually accessible than "here's how to multiply (4x+3)(2x+5)", since I can't possibly review all of high-school math in an hour and don't think the students will get much from just another lecture. What are some interesting topics that I can explore that will be accessible and memorable?
posted by LSK on Apr 10, 2014 - 21 answers

Good Idea or Recipe For Hell?

I am going into my last semester of college, and I have signed up to take Calculus III, three years after taking Calc II. This may be a great idea or a terrible one. [more inside]
posted by DRoll on Dec 2, 2013 - 17 answers

How to study math

What is the best way to manage time while studying for upper-division undergraduate math classes that are proof-based/STEM classes in general? [more inside]
posted by Hey Judas! on Mar 5, 2013 - 15 answers

Clearly, this proves that I'm stupid

I can't seem to wrap my mind around the language of higher level math. Definitions, theorems, and proofs make me fall asleep, but I really do want to understand. Do you know of any good resources that can help me out? [more inside]
posted by lucia_engel on Jan 31, 2013 - 19 answers

Help me figure out what in the world I should do with my life.

Should I change my major? Drop out of school to become a plumber or electrician? I need some advice. [more inside]
posted by bookman117 on Oct 14, 2012 - 31 answers

Me + Math Major = Success?

Do you have to be "inherently" good at math to successfully major in math as an undergrad? [more inside]
posted by lobbyist on Apr 14, 2012 - 27 answers

Discrete mathematics for idiots?

Now that I'm back at college, I'm having serious trouble with an elementary course in Discrete Mathematics (for computer scientists). How can I complete this course? [more inside]
posted by Foci for Analysis on Jan 31, 2012 - 29 answers

Should I pursue my interest and study college physics more?

Should I pursue my interest and study college physics more? Specifically, should I take a year-long calculus-based program, until I get comfortable that I'm on top of it-- and can really judge my level of interest and aptitude fairly? Considering I'm a Junior English major. Also considering that it's been 15 years since HS algebra and I've never been good at math. But I want to be. [more inside]
posted by reenka on Feb 10, 2011 - 31 answers

Is it possible that an English speaker learning Chinese would develop problems with math?

Is it possible that an English speaker learning Chinese would develop problems with math? [more inside]
posted by bookman117 on Oct 14, 2010 - 25 answers

Help me remember math!

I'm taking a calc-based physics class as well as a calculus class. The last time I took a math class was 5 years ago and I would love some refresher resources - or even better, an intensive algebra-trig-precalc course. Are there any online or in the DC area? [more inside]
posted by alaijmw on Sep 2, 2010 - 10 answers

Help me publish a calculus textbook.

I want to eventually publish a high school / college level math textbook, but I have no idea what I'm doing. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 19, 2010 - 6 answers

Mines or DU?

Help a student decide on a college: Mines or DU. [more inside]
posted by Wordwoman on Jan 19, 2010 - 14 answers

Okay to use WolframAlpha for homework?

Would it be considered academic dishonesty to use WolframAlpha when doing a homework assignment in math? [more inside]
posted by Wordwoman on Sep 18, 2009 - 12 answers

Are college math placement tests hard?

How hard are math placement tests for community colleges? [more inside]
posted by greatalleycat on Aug 10, 2009 - 10 answers

Learn Math Via Programming?

I have always been horrible at math, but somehow a great programmer. I have found that writing a computer program that demonstrates a certain mathematical concept enables me to better understand the concept. I'm a psych major and I brought this up once in the research lab I've been working in. My prof said he recalls that someone did research and/or created a system in which a student writes a computer program that is pertinent to a certain mathematical concept and upon completion is given the regular math problem (as it would appear in a math class). This enables the student to better understand the math problem, solve, and learn math. Has anyone heard of this or anything similar? A learning system such as this would be a blessing to my education. Thanks.
posted by fightoplankton on Apr 13, 2009 - 15 answers

What did YOU do with a math education?

So, what did YOU do with a math education? [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad on Nov 3, 2008 - 45 answers

What can I expect as a premed?

As a new premed student, what should I expect (namely in terms of math courses/difficulty) to encounter later down the road? [more inside]
posted by pandemic on Aug 7, 2008 - 13 answers

Help me get my math on

I need to brush up on my basic college math skills for a course readiness assessment in a week. What are some good resources online and what should I focus on? [more inside]
posted by baphomet on Jun 17, 2008 - 4 answers

Can I skip college math?

Is it possible to bypass a math course requirement at a community college? [more inside]
posted by Dreamcast on May 24, 2008 - 13 answers

Budding New York City Math Teacher - what's the best course?

Life after high school? How to decide? [more inside]
posted by pammo on Apr 14, 2008 - 6 answers

How can I get my college prof to admit he is wrong, and give me the marks I deserve?

College prof keeps marking my math tests incorrectly. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by Tachoh on Apr 9, 2008 - 48 answers

Tips for university teaching

Teaching a university course for the first time: any tips or suggestions? [more inside]
posted by onoclea on Dec 12, 2007 - 33 answers

Long time listener, first time caller

I'm failing Trig. What would be a good makeup assignment to suggest to my teacher? Do college teachers even do that kind of thing? [more inside]
posted by malapropist on Nov 14, 2007 - 21 answers


I want to start teaching myself physics, but how? [more inside]
posted by god particle on Sep 11, 2007 - 12 answers

Dyscalculia Schools

What schools in the US will waive math requirements for people with dyscaculia? [more inside]
posted by SansPoint on Jun 19, 2007 - 16 answers

Where are the online math programs?

Online Degree Question: Has anyone actually completed a math degree online? If so, what school did you attend and how would you rate it? [more inside]
posted by fellion on Oct 16, 2006 - 6 answers

Turns out I _don't_ know what I'm doing...

"Math 51H provides a rigorous, proof-based introduction to linear algebra and differential calculus in several variables." Recommend a book to catch me up to the starting point for this course! [more inside]
posted by devilsbrigade on Jul 8, 2006 - 20 answers

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