# #49: Cool Jobs that Involve Math

### Yep! That job requires math! Math is so much more than a bunch of problems on a worksheet or even a series of problems on a website or app.  Begin to imagine the creative ways in which mathematics plays a role in a variety of careers!

1. Set up your math mini spark recording page: #49: Cool Jobs that Involve Math
2. Read Cool Jobs: Math as entertainment from Science News for Students.    Pick out one of the jobs mentioned in the article and write about how math is involved in this career.
3. Read about high school seniors who are getting a head start on their math careers at Society for Science.  Summarize 4 of the projects that were awarded money prizes at the Regeneron Science Talent Search 2024.
4. How about being a magician for a career? Arthur Benjamin has a super cool TED Talk.

5. Magician Arthur Benjamin mentions that his favorite number is 2,520 because it is the smallest, yes I said smallest, number divisible by all the numbers 1 through 10.  Prove this by doing the math on your recording sheet.

7. Share your math mini spark recording page with your teacher/EY coordinator.

## 14 thoughts on “#49: Cool Jobs that Involve Math”

1. Reed, 3, Sunset says:

I noticed that he was just multyplying by that number. He was funny and had a quick mind. He sounded like an auctioneer in the end.

2. At the end when he was thinking out loud he talked really fast like a auctioneer and I thought that his act was really cool!

If you have a 2d printer you’ll only print pictures but with a 3d printer you can make a toy or something.

Now I know that you can print 3-d objects with this printer. You can use different materiels like plastic metal and food to print something that is 3-D. They have done lots of things but a house. They’ve been working on that one for a long time. They hope to get it done soon.

5. Magic uses math becuase they have to figure out the time of the acts and also use math in their tricks by cauculating the time of when things will disappear or something popping up or down. Math is so amazing that they and every other job NEEDS! To use it without it we all would be lost.

6. Harrison Y says:

Wow! Bin Zafar’s job is to make things in a movie look more realistic and like they might actually happen in real life. He uses math to find out how to make glass or metal in movies do the things that he wants them to do like bend, twist or any other movement.

7. Thomas, Prairie Lane 6 th says:

3-d printers are so cool. I’ve heard of 3-d printers, but I never knew you could do that much with one. Think about it…you could almost live off of 3- d printers, but you would need food and water and some other bare necessities.

8. Luke, 5 says:

I thought that the 3-D printer was super cool, but if they make a big printer will they be able to print a house?

9. Jackson 5 Swanson says:

3-d printers are amazing! You can do so much with them there are so many different uses for these amazing machines, you can use them for almost everything! It is so crazy how much technology has improved and developed now we can do so much more than what we could have done 10 years ago.

10. Jack W. 5, Swanson says:

Bin Zafar’s job is even more amazing because with math, he figures out how to make everything fake look like it’s part of humanity. He also needs to find what is in buildings and how long everything falling or in the structure needs to be.

11. Jack W. 5, Swanson says:

Bin Zafar’s job is to make everything fake, look like it’s part of humanity. With math, he’s able to make things fall in seconds and make sure that the animations are not taking away from the illusion by going through each other.