# Lesson 1: Introduction

Congratulations!  By arriving at this page you have started your journey into a whole new world of mathematics.  I must warn you: this might be a journey that you’ll never want to stop.  In my opinion, that’s not such a bad thing.

You might be wondering why the beginning of this journey requires an introduction.  In fact, the whole point of writing an introduction to these lessons is to explain why it needs an introduction (logical circularity is purposeful here).  This journey needs an introduction because it will be unlike any other intellectual journey you’ve ever been on.  It will require you to think in ways that you haven’t thought before—or at least not to this degree.  I have done and will continue to do my best to make this transition as easy and as fun as possible, but I can’t lie and say that every single step of every lesson will be easy.  What I can guarantee, however, is that every step of every lesson will be possible.

Accordingly, much if not all of what we do will seem completely different from what you’re used to.  GOOD!  That’s exactly my point!  That’s exactly the whole point of this site—to show you that the math you’ve learned in high school is only the tiniest fraction of what is out there to learn, and that a lot of this new stuff is completely new and different and awesome.  The math that you’re about to learn could have been understood in middle school, if not earlier.  Why we don’t introduce it earlier is beyond me.  All I can do is try to fill this gap as much as possible, and that’s what the coming lessons are for.

So if you’re ready to dive into this brand new world of math, and if you’ve opened up to the possibility that math can be so much more than what you previously thought, then congratulations, you’ve just completed lesson 1!

On to Lesson 2…

### 2 Responses to Lesson 1: Introduction

1. Surabhi@myoceanofthoughts says:

Hey! This blog is amazing! it’s inspired me to write an article on math’s beauty on my own website… Honestly, i think everyone is scared of this amazing subject because of preconceived notions from others… it has become a stereotype that math is difficult and you are doing a great job by teaching people that it’s not as difficult as it seems to be…
do check out my post, I’ll be giving you credits there

http://www.myoceanofthoughts.com is my website

• Thanks for the kind words! I couldn’t agree more about why people are scared of math, and I think it’s a huge tragedy. Hopefully, with time, this will start to change. Thanks for the shoutout on your website, I really appreciate it!