As a math and physics tutor, I often ask my students what they think learning math can do for them. Some of the answers I get are very well-informed and come from those who have a clear idea of what they plan to do after high school. For those with a more limited and dismal view of what calculus and finite math might be good for, I highly recommend this ScienceNews for Kids article.
For any math or physics veterans who might read this, which model of HP calculator is visible in the photograph? 15C, 16C, other?