This is an unusual post for this blog but I’m indulging myself. My background is in mathematics and I have a fondness for it. I also have a son about to go off to college this fall and I struggle with giving him advice on how to prepare for his career. The Atlantic has a very interesting article on what jobs use a specific level of math. In 1985 I spent a year teaching junior high school and the kids would say, “why do I need to know this stuff anyway?”
Now with this research you can look for a career and decide how much you need.
Outside of work nature is working hard on it’s math. Check out this pic of cauliflower math (fractals.) io9 has some other neat examples.