For students who ask, "Why do I have to take math? I will never uses it!" Refer them to this article: Job Interviews Get Creative. Employers are starting to get creative during job interviews when seeking out prospective employees, and problem solving is now common on interviews.

 

Reading math related books has become popular, due to the books and movies like A Beautiful Mind and Good Will Hunting. Here are some other good reads: The numbers game: Why math books are hot