|Description:||Mathematicians are critical thinkers who analyze, assess situations, and find solutions to problems. Direct applications of mathematics may be seen in many aspects of modern life.
Knowledge of mathematics opens gateways to many different professions such as commerce, economics, engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, or computing. The applications of this knowledge tend to be quite concrete. For example, in economics the predictions of stock markets are based on mathematical models, and individuals understanding these models and their limitations will have distinct advantages.