The origins of your favorite symbol?

Every wonder about the origins of your favorite mathematical symbol?  Did someone find it under a rock?  Was it someone’s idea of a cruel joke?  Well, wonder no more.  Thanks to Douglas Weaver and Anthony D. Smith from Taperoo High School (Australia), you can now learn the origins of many of the mathematical world’s favorite symbols.

To begin the fun, click here:  http://www.roma.unisa.edu.au/07305/symbols.htm#Index

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Top earning college majors

Recently, Time Magazine took the time to analyze 171 college majors to determine which majors earn the most and least amounts of money.  Below is the list of the 10 highest and 10 lowest earning majors.  And – what a shock –  the highest earning majors all involve a great deal of mathematics!

Highest-Earning Majors

Lowest-Earning Majors

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/completelist/0,29569,2073703,00.html#ixzz1Vg4a0U4x