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Career ideas for kids who like math
Reeves, Diane Lindsey, 1959-
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Facts on File, [2000]

Physical Description:
186 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Discusses math-related occupations such as actuary, banker, computer consultant, economist, and stockbroker, and describes how to prepare for them.
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QA10.5 .R44 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Career Ideas for Kids Who Like Math encourages young people to explore their love of numbers

Author Notes

Diane Lindsey Reeves is a writer and trainer whose work focuses on helping people of all ages figure out what they want to do when they grow up. She holds an undergraduate degree in elementary education and master's-level certification in applied communications

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-8-Reeves looks at an amazing array of career options for the mathematically inclined. The introduction presents information and tests to guide students toward capitalizing on their interests and academic strengths. Arranged alphabetically, the text examines careers, from actuaries to urban planners, and highlights helpful skills and shortcuts that may help individuals in trying out particular occupations. Professional organizations are listed as possible sources for further information, and profiles are offered of practitioners working in each field, including their childhood aspirations, first jobs, and current occupations. It will be interesting for youngsters to read about the serendipitous routes some people take before arriving at the jobs of their dreams. The author encourages readers to check out Web sites, read career encyclopedias, and shadow a professional. Altogether, an excellent addition to any library.-Maren Ostergard, Bellevue Regional Library, WA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.



Career Ideas for Kids Who Like Math encourages young people to explore their love of numbers, equations, and graphs and discover the many intriguing and satisfying mathematics-related careers. Each volume in the Career Ideas for Kids series includes a Take a Trip! chapter, which brings young readers into the workplace of fifteen individuals, detailing the education they needed to achieve their goals, what their work entails, and why they love their jobs. From the obvious to the obscure, profiles in Career Ideas for Kids Who Like Math include: Actuary Banker Computer Consultant Economist Manufacturing Engineer Mathematician Stockbroker Urban Planner and more. Career Ideas for Kids Who Like Math enables children to learn about professions that they may not know a great deal about but find interesting just the same. The easy tone and imaginative illustrations offer a no-pressure look at some of the many career possibilities. The format of the book encourages young readers to find out what they like to do and what they do best. A skills evaluation allows kids to identify their strengths, enabling them to then discover careers that match their interests. Excerpted from Career Ideas for Kids Who Like Math by Diane Lindsey Reeves, Nancy Heubeck All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

Table of Contents

Make a Choice!p. 1
Choice Ap. 1
Choice Bp. 2
How to Use This Bookp. 3
Get in Gear!p. 7
Watch for Signs Along the Wayp. 7
Get Some Directionp. 9
Calculate the Cluesp. 14
Take a Trip!p. 17
Actuaryp. 20
Automotive Mechanicp. 28
Bankerp. 37
Builderp. 45
Computer Consultantp. 53
Economistp. 62
Geographerp. 70
Machinistp. 80
Manufacturing Engineerp. 88
Market Researcherp. 96
Mathematicianp. 105
Purchasing Agentp. 115
Stockbrokerp. 123
Traffic Plannerp. 131
Urban Plannerp. 140
Make a Detour That Counts!p. 149
A World of Mathematical Careersp. 150
Information Is Powerp. 152
Don't Stop Now!p. 155
#1 Narrow Down Your Choicesp. 157
#2 Snoop at the Libraryp. 157
#3 Chat on the Phonep. 159
#4 Surf the Netp. 161
#5 Shadow a Professionalp. 164
What's Next?p. 167
Red Lightp. 168
Yellow Lightp. 169
Green Lightp. 170
Hooray! You Did It!p. 173
Some Future Destinationsp. 175
It's Not Just for Nerdsp. 176
Awesome Internet Career Resourcesp. 176
It's Not Just for Boysp. 177
More Career Books Especially for Number Crunchersp. 177
Heavy-Duty Resourcesp. 178
Finding Places to Workp. 178
Finding Places to Practice Job Skillsp. 179
No-College Occupationsp. 180
Indexp. 181