# What is Mathemania?

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Mathemania is a word for the love of all things mathematical. Though it might seem strange that such love exists, it is indeed well placed. Why? Basically math is the true universal language. Everything you see, hear or perceive by any other sense can be expressed using numbers, mathematical operations, theorems, axioms and universal mathematical laws. By doing so, we learn about the things we use math to describe and our understanding of the world around us grows even more. This is why we are dedicated, not only to learning math, but to sharing what we learn with all of you. To do so, we have created free math lessons and worksheets, as well as gathered interesting information to help you put these lessons into the proper context. We hope that you will find them useful, as well as interesting, and that you will come to appreciate the possibilities that math opens.

Here we have a passion for all things mathematical and we wish to inspire you to feel the same. In order to achieve that, we collect large amounts of interesting information about different mathematical subjects to make them more relatable and easier to understand.

We also try our best to create for you free math lessons which are fun and interesting at the same time, as well as educational as they can possibly be. And because practice makes perfect, we designed for you lots of printable math worksheets, with new ones being uploaded all the time.

There are few big groups in which lessons are divided:

Practice makes perfect

You’ve probably heard that practice makes perfect – it’s a saying as old as… well, practice. And to be perfectly frank, it hung on for so long because it’s actually true. But what does this proverb mean in the practical sense?

As is the case with muscles, your brain changes with practice as well. The difference between those two forms of exercise is that lifting weights and running on treadmills is replaced by reading books, textbooks, solving math problems and other mind training activities. Practice helps develop certain structures in the brain (called synapses) which connect neurons and create neural pathways which are instrumental to cognitive processes (or in other words – thinking). With every task you work through, every mathematical problem you solve, your brain trains itself to make you faster, better and more efficient at doing math. But that’s not all – there are several skills, such as logical and abstract thinking, spatial reasoning and pattern recognition, that are also developed through practicing math and that are very applicable to almost every aspect of everyday life.