Many of these jobs build on skills developed through high-quality science, mathematics, and technology education.
Our nation is unlikely to remain a world leader without a better-educated workforce. 1) These economic and technological changes also present an opportunity for providing that high-quality education.
Collectively, these essays point toward a vision of mathematics education that simultaneously considers the needs of all students.
, however, unlike many documents produced by the National Research Council, is not a consensus document.
Specifically, there is rich mathematics in workplace applications and in everyday life that can contribute to the school curriculum.
Thus, today's world not only calls for increasing connection between mathematics and its applications, but also provides compelling examples of mathematical ideas in everyday and workplace settings.
These examples can serve to broaden the nation's mathematics education programs to encompass the dual objectives of preparing students for the worlds of work and of higher education.
Furthermore, such programs can provide students with the flexibility to return to higher education whenever appropriate in their career paths.
On the other hand, solutions to many problems from science and engineering have been based on creative ways of applying some mathematics that until then had no known applications.
Mathematics can help solve problems, and complex workplace problems can help stimulate the creation of new mathematics.