eBook ISBN:  9781614441052 
Product Code:  CLRM/4.E 
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AMS Member Price:  $33.75 
eBook ISBN:  9781614441052 
Product Code:  CLRM/4.E 
List Price:  $45.00 
MAA Member Price:  $33.75 
AMS Member Price:  $33.75 

Book DetailsClassroom Resource MaterialsVolume: 4; 1995; 253 pp
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 reallife problems. Any student who asks the question, "Why do I have to learn algebra or trigonometry or geometry?" will find many answers in its pages.
Students will welcome seeing solutions from realworld jobs where the math skills they are learning in class are actually used. The book provides strong female role models and supplies practical information about the job market. Students learn that they can only compete for these interesting, wellpaying jobs by taking mathematics throughout their high school and college years. The book 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.

Table of Contents

Articles

Susan C. Knasko — Environmental Psychology

Mary E. Campione — Software Engineering; Computer Science

Shelley J. Smith — Archaeology

Maryam Shayegan Hastings — Mathematics and Computer Science

Donna McConnaha Sheehy — Civil Engineering

Linda Valdés — Mathematics

Jill S. Baylor — Electrical Engineering

Lynn R. Cominsky — Physics; Xray Astronomy Research

Renate McLaughlin — Mathematics

Rena Haldiman — Physics; Astronaut Crew Training Instructor

Elaine Anselm — Business Data Processing

Smadar Agmon — Software Engineering; Real Estate Investment

Christine Eckerle — Quality Engineering

Sally Irene Lipsey — Health Science

Janean D. Bowen — Nursing Education

Amy C. R. Gerson — Electrical Engineering; Space Systems

Marilyn K. Halpin — Oil and Gas Accounting

Martha Leva — Business Administration Higher Education

Caroline P. Nguyen — Aerospace Engineering

Linda K. Lanham — Structural Engineering

Marla Parker — Computer Science

Eileen L. Poiani — Mathematics

Nancy Powers Siler — Dietetics—Foodservice Management and Nutrition

Fahmida N. Chowdhury — Electrical Engineering

Rosalie Dinkey — Chemical Engineering, retired

Susan J. LoVerso — Software Engineering

Eileen Thatcher — Immunology and Microbiology

Julie A. Pollitt — Mechanical Engineering

Helen TownsendBeteet — HMO Pharmacy Practice and Management

Jane D. Kivlin — Ophthalmology

Sharon G. Lum — Electrical Engineering

Beth MacConnell — Fish Pathology

Barbara Swetman — Computer Science and Computer Graphics

Polly Moore — Mathematics and Computing

Lynn Stiglich — Electrical Engineering

Nancy G. Roman — Astronomy

Claudia Zaslavsky — Author

Jean E. Taylor — Mathematics

Eileen L. Poiani — Reflections on WAM


Reviews

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, wellwritten book that will also inspire its readers. The wonder is ... it 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


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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 reallife problems. Any student who asks the question, "Why do I have to learn algebra or trigonometry or geometry?" will find many answers in its pages.
Students will welcome seeing solutions from realworld jobs where the math skills they are learning in class are actually used. The book provides strong female role models and supplies practical information about the job market. Students learn that they can only compete for these interesting, wellpaying jobs by taking mathematics throughout their high school and college years. The book 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.

Articles

Susan C. Knasko — Environmental Psychology

Mary E. Campione — Software Engineering; Computer Science

Shelley J. Smith — Archaeology

Maryam Shayegan Hastings — Mathematics and Computer Science

Donna McConnaha Sheehy — Civil Engineering

Linda Valdés — Mathematics

Jill S. Baylor — Electrical Engineering

Lynn R. Cominsky — Physics; Xray Astronomy Research

Renate McLaughlin — Mathematics

Rena Haldiman — Physics; Astronaut Crew Training Instructor

Elaine Anselm — Business Data Processing

Smadar Agmon — Software Engineering; Real Estate Investment

Christine Eckerle — Quality Engineering

Sally Irene Lipsey — Health Science

Janean D. Bowen — Nursing Education

Amy C. R. Gerson — Electrical Engineering; Space Systems

Marilyn K. Halpin — Oil and Gas Accounting

Martha Leva — Business Administration Higher Education

Caroline P. Nguyen — Aerospace Engineering

Linda K. Lanham — Structural Engineering

Marla Parker — Computer Science

Eileen L. Poiani — Mathematics

Nancy Powers Siler — Dietetics—Foodservice Management and Nutrition

Fahmida N. Chowdhury — Electrical Engineering

Rosalie Dinkey — Chemical Engineering, retired

Susan J. LoVerso — Software Engineering

Eileen Thatcher — Immunology and Microbiology

Julie A. Pollitt — Mechanical Engineering

Helen TownsendBeteet — HMO Pharmacy Practice and Management

Jane D. Kivlin — Ophthalmology

Sharon G. Lum — Electrical Engineering

Beth MacConnell — Fish Pathology

Barbara Swetman — Computer Science and Computer Graphics

Polly Moore — Mathematics and Computing

Lynn Stiglich — Electrical Engineering

Nancy G. Roman — Astronomy

Claudia Zaslavsky — Author

Jean E. Taylor — Mathematics

Eileen L. Poiani — Reflections on WAM

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, wellwritten book that will also inspire its readers. The wonder is ... it 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