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Career Ideas for Kids Who Like Math Paperback – April, 2000

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 9 and up
  • Series: Career Ideas for Kids
  • Paperback: 186 pages
  • Publisher: Checkmark Books (April 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0816040966
  • ISBN-13: 978-0816040964
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,053,349 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Grade 4-8-Reeves looks at an amazing array of career options for the mathematically inclined. The introduction presents information and tests to guide students toward capitalizing on their interests and academic strengths. Arranged alphabetically, the text examines careers, from actuaries to urban planners, and highlights helpful skills and shortcuts that may help individuals in trying out particular occupations. Professional organizations are listed as possible sources for further information, and profiles are offered of practitioners working in each field, including their childhood aspirations, first jobs, and current occupations. It will be interesting for youngsters to read about the serendipitous routes some people take before arriving at the jobs of their dreams. The author encourages readers to check out Web sites, read career encyclopedias, and shadow a professional. Altogether, an excellent addition to any library.
Maren Ostergard, Bellevue Regional Library, WA
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Kirkus Reviews

paper 0-8160-4096-6 Even those readers not necessarily seeking a career guide will find this an enlightening introduction to math-oriented, math- dependent jobs of many kinds. Reeves leads off with a lengthy self-test to help readers determine whether a career in mathematics is appropriate. She subsequently covers 15 careers, ranging from actuary work to urban planning, giving a general description of each occupation, a list of fascinating websites, and a profile of someone who actually does each particular job. The chapters are followed by a list of careers in science, health, aviation, and more, all requiring a degree of proficiency in math. Finally, a working plan is laid out, to help readers organize the steps necessary to break into and thrive in their chosen fields. Plenty of useful information has been packed into this book, written in a lively and interesting manner that will engage browsers as well as those gazing into the future. (b&w drawings and photographs, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 12-14) -- Copyright ©2000, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

More About the Author

What do you want to be when you grow up? Answering that single question has taken me on an amazing journey as an author. Little did I know 10 years ago when I was writing the very first title, Career Ideas for Kids Who Like Science, that I would eventually fill over 50 books with ideas to help students of all ages find bright futures. And, believe it or not, there are still more books to come!

Two of my new series add some extra fun to the career exploration process. In the first, the Virtual Apprentice series, young readers find out what it's really like to be...a pop musician, a firefighter, an oceanographer and nine other exciting professions. Hot off the press in August of 2009 is the Way Out Work series, a full-color, high interest take on Goofy Jobs, Scary Jobs, Gutsy Jobs, and more.

All of my books are carefully designed to provide enough entertainment to keep kids interested and enough educational oomph for teachers to use them in their classrooms. The idea was to link learning with the real world in order to spark ideas, inspire dreams, and get kids thinking about all the things they could be.

You can find out more about my work at my website

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Marilyn a NY mom on July 3, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This book is packed with useful info - including fun websites. It also is not a you-must-succeed-by-18 book. Most of us happen upon careers and have limited ideas of careers and no knowledge of how to relate our childhood interests to adult pursuits. This book is a thoughtful way to show children 10-13 that what they now do and enjoy in school can be something they continue to do and to enjoy in their working years.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Debra Toloday on April 24, 2013
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This book was listed as NEW. Far from it!! It's from the New York Public Library, St. George Center on Staten Island. Still has the check-out sleeve in it. Am I expected to give a well-used library book as a birthday gift?
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