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The Atlantic titles their article “Here’s How Little Math Americans Use at Work”

Spoiler alert, in Precision Machining, we all use a lot of math through algebra, geometry trig and statistics.

Our machinists and quality technicians use and apply algebra, geometry, trig and statistics on the job everyday.
Our machinists and quality technicians use and apply algebra, geometry, trig and statistics on the job everyday.

“…the best blue-collar jobs do in fact require a level of mathematical literacy on par with what you’d expect a student to know if they were college bound. To me, that hints at an argument for more high level vocational programs: It might help if students actually knew that those boring equations really one day would earn them a paycheck.”

If you can do the math, the precision machining industry has a great job and career for you.

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3 thoughts on “Math Use On The Job- Precision Machining

  1. Miles, your timing is perfect as we are trying to get our county commissioners to approve a machining program at our local tech school. so i sent this blog to them.
    Thanks,
    Sam

  2. speakingofprecision says:

    Thanks Sam. Hope the program gets approved. We sure need the skilled people.
    Miles

  3. In precision machining, machinist use a lot of math through algebra, geometry trig and statistics. Tremendous work with this blog. It was really convenient from a reader’s perspective.

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