At Central High School in western Montana,

applied math courses have an agricultural and, more specifically, a cattle-ranching emphasis.

Because this is an

applied math course, it includes a two-hour lab in addition to the three-hour lecture.

The

Applied Math major talked about the many forms of poverty, most especially poverty of knowledge, saying many people lack passion for independent learning and critical thinking.

Till date, students took their exams on Arabic and English Languages,

applied math, religious education, and Economics and Statistics.

Khari Place: a graduate from Oakwood University who studied

Applied Math and plans to complete a Masters in the future.

Education: Ph.D.,

applied math, Louisiana State University, 2010; M.S., math, University of Wyoming, 2005; bachelor's degree, math and system sciences, Shandong University, 2002

He knew in grade school, while making a bridge with toothpicks at summer camp, that he loved

applied math and wanted to be an engineer.

In 2009, our grade 9

applied math accountability test results were at an all-time low--just 17 percent of our students had achieved the provincial standard.

She's now a first year

applied math major at UCLA who enjoys reading, hiking, and going to the beach.

To start off, they need a bachelor's degree in statistics,

applied math, computer science or a related field.

Rafu graduated with an

Applied Math degree and plans to pursue graduate studies, while Renzo graduated with a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management and wants to become a chef.

Panelists present at the school Wednesday included Susan Wilson, an

applied math specialist for the Oregon Department of Education; Christie Dudley, the director of standards and instructional support at ODE; Carlos Sequeria, the director of equity and partnerships for the Lane Education Service District; Johnny Lake, an education professor at Northwest Christian University and Eric Richardson, the president of the Eugene/Springfield branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.