A day in the life of a single mom raising a teenager and a child with autism. I believe that it's not what we receive, but what we give away that defines us. I want to give away all that I have learned and experienced in hopes that it will help families raising a child with autism or any disability. This is my candid journal where I open up my world and share my joys, knowledge, lessons, disappointments, challenges, frustrations, fears and successes - one day at a time.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Good News for Some of our Kids: Math Performance Can Predict Your Future
Your high school math performance can predict your future salary.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer took advanced math in high school.
If you ever thought about skipping algebra class, here's a big reason not to: Higher achievement in math is correlated to higher salaries later in life.
Regardless of high school graduation status, students who complete advanced math courses like algebra II and geometry have been later found to earn $1.30 to $1.66 more per hour than students that didn't reach that level. In a 40-hour week, that means you could make an additional $66 if you paid attention in class.
I know so many kids with ASD who are math wiz's that I thought this might be encouraging for some of you.