math•e•mat•ics (math^{e} ·mat´iks) — the systematic study of forms, figures, and quantities; the
properties, measurement, and the relationships between them, expressed in both numbers and symbols. A collective word for all the
procedures and operations of related "branches" which have historically arisen from mathematics; such as, Arithmetic, Geometry, Algebra, Trigonometry,
Calculus (Differential and Integral), Set Theory, Boolean Logic, Statistics, and Topology. Often used to describe or speak of the mathematical aspects
of various sciences, such as "the mathematics of physics."
[13501400; MiddleEnglish mathematic from the
Latin math^{e}matica from the Greek math^{e}matik^{è} (mathēmatika;
μαθηματικά) and technē (τέχνη); scientific (craft), equivalent to
math^{e}mat (the singular of máth^{e}ma) science or knowledge + ik^{e}, fem. of ikos
ic ].
[Composite definition by The Starman; based on many different sources.]
—— Our paraphrase of Galileo Galilei in Il Saggiatore (1623)
OK, pull out some paper, pencils, and propositions (?)
I mean, get ready for a few interesting topics in the history of this "language!"
"Recreational Math?"
“Anyone
who regards games simply as games and takes work too seriously has grasped little of either.
”
So wrote the German poet Heinrich Heine over a century ago. In today's world the division of work and play persists. Old prejudice still holds that the playing
of games is an activity for children, not useless perhaps, but certainly not the responsible and serious work of adults. Heine intuitively foresaw what
[psychologists today have] since asserted. Games are not only necessary for the development of a child's selfawareness; they are also needed by adults,
especially when their work is repetitive and uncreative.

You Have All the
Money You'll Ever Need!
Learn about an important Mathematical Rule.
Repeating Decimal Fractions Includes Chart of All Fractions From 1/2 through 1/66.
Truthteller, Liar and Randomizer This problem actually has more to do with Logic than Math, but Mathematics does require you to think logically, so... have a try at this.
How many Squares can you find in this Diagram?
Four 4s These problems actually use Logic more than Math, but Mathematics is required to both arrive at and verify the answers.
NEW (and ongoing at this time):
All the Steps in Transforming the Laplace Equation (Δf=0)
from Rectangular to Cylindrical or Spherical Coordinates
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math symbols from HTML webpages.
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