You are here

She Does Math!

edited by Marla Parker

The range of applications is broad. The examples are easy to understand and are generally supported by interesting problems. The book is carefully edited and the graphic and text style are consistent from chapter to chapter - the hallmark of attention to detail in a book with numerous authors. — Mathematical Reviews

Finally - a practical, innovative, well-written book that will also inspire its readers. The wonder is a mathematics text and a biography! The idea of women telling their own career stories, emphasizing the mathematics they use in their jobs is extremely creative. This book makes me wish that I could go through school all over again! — Anne Bryant, Executive Director, American Association of University Women

She Does Math! presents the career histories of 38 professional women and math problems written by them. Each history describes how much math the author took in high school and college; how she chose her field of study; and how she ended up in her current job. Each of the women present several problems typical of those she had to solve on the job using mathematics.

There are many good reasons to buy this book:

  • It contains real-life problems. Any student who asks the question, "Why do I have to learn algebra (or trigonometry or geometery)?" will find many answers in its pages. Students will welcome seeing solutions from real-world jobs where the math skills they are learning in class are actually used.
  • It provides strong female role models.
  • It supplies practical information about the job market. Students learn that they can only compete for these interesting, well-paying jobs by taking mathematics throughout theur high school and college years.
  • It demonstrates the surprising variety of fields in which mathematics is used.

Who should have this book? Your daughter or granddaughter, your sister, your former math teacher, your students — and young men, too. They want to know how the math they study is applied — and this book will show them.

Electronic ISBN:  9781614441052