Achieve has produced a series of “Mathematics at Work” brochures to examine how higher-level mathematics is used in today’s workplaces.
First developed in 2008, using the American Diploma Project benchmarks as the foundation, Achieve produced a series of "Mathematics at Work" brochures to examine how higher-level mathematics is used in today’s workplaces. Updated in 2013 to reflect the expectations set by the Common Core State Standards in mathematics, the brochures present case studies drawn from leading industries nationwide to illustrate the advanced mathematics knowledge and skills embedded in jobs that offer opportunities for advancement and are accessible to graduates with some education and training beyond high school but less than a four-year degree. The series underscores the value of a rigorous high school curriculum in mathematics. All high school graduates - regardless of whether they enroll in college, join the workforce or enter the military - benefit from acquiring a college- and career-ready foundation in mathematics. Download the PDFs below. Hard copies of all of the materials are available for free (up to 100), along with a customized Math Works folder. Please specify the quantity needed and include your shipping address and a phone number for FedEx delivery in an email to Vernitta Cooper at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For states that have not adopted the Common Core, brochures aligned to college- and career-ready standards are available as well:
The Math Works series of brochures and fact sheets by Achieve, Inc. is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available; contact Achieve.