Lately, though, I've been noticing something. My love of mathematics may not make those around me love math. (I wish it did!) But, I do think it has made those around me more aware of the power, beauty, and utility of math.

Three Examples.

A few weeks ago, I was talking on the phone with my friend who teaches high school English. I can't quite remember our exact topic of conversation, but I do remember her exclaiming, "Look! I just used math!"

Wednesday, I received this text from my sister, an art education major:

*Used math and fractions to divide my picture up. Also used a ruler and measured in 1/16ths. #soproud*

*One day last week, I woke up to find the ground covered in snow. When my phone started chiming at 6:33 a.m., I assumed it was someone texting me to let me know that school was cancelled. No, it was my mom.*

*Math problem which is best deal 30 percent off purchase or buy one get one half off had to use math this morning imagine that*

*So, I've decided that I bring out the math in people.*

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