Careers in Math

Math Vocabulary

Solve for x

Pre-Algebra Word Problems

Foundations of Math

100

Which career teaches children math?

Teacher

100

Define mean.

The average of all the values or the sum of values divided by the number of values.

100

5x = 20

x = 4

100

If you have 5 apples and give away 2, how many apples do you have left?

3 apples

100

What is the value of pi to two decimal places?

3.14

200

Which career uses mathematical algorithms and logic to design computer software?

Software developer

200

Define median.

The 50th percentile.

200

What is the value of sqrt(81)?

9

200

The formula for changing C degrees Celsius to degrees Fahrenheit is F= (9C)/5+32. Rearrange the formula in terms of C.

C= (5(F-32))/9.

200

What is the sum of the angles in a triangle?

180 degrees

300

Which career applies mathematical and statistical analysis to understand economic data and trends?

Economist

300

What is the value of pi to 4 decimals?

3.1412

300

2x+7 = 15

x = 4

300

A train travels 60 miles per hour. How far will it travel in 3 hours?

180 miles

300

Who created a^{2} + b^{2} = c^{2}?

Pythagoras

400

Which career focuses on collecting, analyzing, and interpreting large amounts of data?

Data scientist

400

Define mode.

The value that appears most frequently in a data set.

400

x/5 = 3/15

x = 1

400

If a rectangular garden is 8 feet long and 3 feet wide, what is the area of the garden?

24 square feet

400

What is the name of the branch of mathematics dealing with the study of shapes, sizes, and properties of space?

Geometry

500

Which career involves using mathematical models and statistical techniques to assess risk in insurance, finance, and other industries?

Actuary

500

Define standard deviation.

How much each value differ from the mean (average).

500

Solve for the x value in the system:

y= 3x-5

y= 4x+9

x = -14

500

If the sum of three consecutive integers is 45, what are the three integers?

14, 15, and 16

500

What is our number system called? For example, IV & X are called Roman numerals.

Arabic numerals