CAREER IDEAS FOR KIDS WHO LIKE MATH by Diane Lindsey Reeves

CAREER IDEAS FOR KIDS WHO LIKE MATH

Age Range: 12 - 14
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KIRKUS REVIEW

paper 0-8160-4096-6 Even those readers not necessarily seeking a career guide will find this an enlightening introduction to math-oriented, math- dependent jobs of many kinds. Reeves leads off with a lengthy self-test to help readers determine whether a career in mathematics is appropriate. She subsequently covers 15 careers, ranging from actuary work to urban planning, giving a general description of each occupation, a list of fascinating websites, and a profile of someone who actually does each particular job. The chapters are followed by a list of careers in science, health, aviation, and more, all requiring a degree of proficiency in math. Finally, a working plan is laid out, to help readers organize the steps necessary to break into and thrive in their chosen fields. Plenty of useful information has been packed into this book, written in a lively and interesting manner that will engage browsers as well as those gazing into the future. (b&w drawings and photographs, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 12-14)

Pub Date: March 1st, 2000
ISBN: 0-8160-4095-8
Page count: 180pp
Publisher: Facts On File
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1st, 2000