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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

2011-2012 School Year Begins!

Annual pay for Bachelors graduates without higher degrees. Typical starting graduates have 2 years of experience; mid-career have 15 years. See full methodology for more.

Welcome to week one of the 2011-2012 school year. This opening graphic is intended to show the promise of mathematics for all students in two specific ways:

1. It shows that math is useful--people are employed day-in and day-out to solve real-world problems.
2. Mathematics, and math related-fields, provide the highest compensation for the work people do.

I hope that this promise of mathematics does not go unrecognized by you and that over the course of the year we are able to actually see and experience the usefulness of mathematics and gain a great appreciation for all the careers that involve mathematics.

The homework for this opening week involves three things.
1. Setting up a gmail account.
2. Fill out the form below:

3. Adding me as a coach at Khan Academy. In order to add me as coach you need to enter my Coach ID, which is my e-mail!

I look forward to a great year!

Here are a couple more graphics on earnings and education from the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University (click on them to make them larger).

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