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What to do with a BS in MathThis time next year I'll have a bachelor of science in mathematics. What sorts of jobs might I be able to get, and what sorts of things should I be doing now to help ensure I get said job? There are 10 types of people in the world, those who understand binary, those who don't, and those who can use induction. #2 20120724 03:14:59
Re: What to do with a BS in MathTeaching: If you are thinking about teaching in public schools, make sure that maintaining discipline is consistent with your personality. If not, study diligently about how to do so. I taught four years in private schools where parents and teachers and administration were on board with making sure their children were polite and respectful. Still I had trouble keeping them focused on the math at hand. My personality is just too easy going so I never quite got the hang of holding their attention. It doesn't matter how well you know the material or how prepared your presentation is, if they are not paying attention it's a bust. My students learned a good bit but not as much as they could have. My experience with private schools convinced me that teaching in a public school would not work for me. Writing "pretty" math (two dimensional) is easier to read and grasp than LaTex (one dimensional). LaTex is like painting on many strips of paper and then stacking them to see what picture they make. 