# Overview

### Why Learn Mathematics?

There is a difference between *mathematics* and *arithmetic*. Studying math is not only about being able to quickly calculate the sum or product of something. Learning math is about dveloping logical thinking and problem-solving skills.
In Math you learn how to take a big problem and simplify it into smaller ones that are easier to solve. You learn to think through a process logically and to see the relationships between objects and systems.

### Math is Beautiful

Math can also be used as a structure to define all things in our world. Geometry, Symmetry, Repetition, Pattern, Ratio, Rythm: these ideas are fundamental to both Math and Art. An understanding of structure allows us to appreciate the beauty in all things around us.