Math. Math can be numbers and calculations with those numbers. Math can be equations and graphs and tables. Math can be problem solving and critical thinking. Math can be patterns and sequences. Math can be shapes and angles. Math can be logic. And I think that math is all of these things and more. When we look around, we can see math in almost everything that we do and experience. When we wake up to an alarm and push snooze 3 times, each time giving an 10 extra minutes of sleep, you do math to figure out how much extra sleep you got. Looking at the ripples after you toss a stone into the lake, you can find a mathematical pattern to describe the event. A few years ago, my view on math was finite, I saw it mainly as numbers and doing things with them. But I have been learning that math is more about the process than the final answer. There is beauty in growing your mind and problem solving by using what you do know rather than focusing on what you do not know. Math is infinite.
Math has a history and everything that is discovered now, wasn't always discovered. I feel that five pretty important milestones in the mathematical world are the following:
2. Pythagorean Theorem
3. Euclid's Postulates
4. Area & Volume Equations
These 5, along with many other discoveries play an important role in mathematics today. They are used by mathematicians of all ages and used in basic and complex ways.