Discover your intellectual strengths

Mathematical intelligence generally represents your ability to reason using the correct formula, and to calculate basic arithmetic computations.

Mathematical intelligence is a strong indicator of general intelligence because many every day mental tasks require reasoning and arithmetical operations even though numbers may not be involved.

Here are two career lists for mathematics; the first for solving problems with arithmetical operations, and the second for reasoning using the correct formulas.

Example question:

There are 99 participating cars and trucks in an expo.

There are 5 more cars than trucks.

How many cars are there?

52.

- Mathematical Technicians
- Physicists
- Mathematicians
- Actuaries
- Operations Research Analysts
- Statisticians
- Financial Quantitative Analysts
- Statistical Assistants
- Mathematical Science Teachers
- Budget Analysts
- Cost Estimators
- Auditors

Example question:

Two children can build a sandcastle in 3 hours. Susan can build three times as fast as Jane. How long will it take Jane to build the castle by herself?

12 hours.

The use of fractions (rates) and algebra come into play.

Jane works at a third of Susan's rate.

r+3r =1/3

r=1/12

- Mathematical Technicians
- Mathematicians
- Statisticians
- Operations Research Analysts
- Statistical Assistants
- Physicists
- Actuaries
- Biostatisticians
- Mathematical Science Teachers
- Geodetic Surveyors
- Astronomers
- Financial Quantitative Analysts