Everyday Math
# Basic Mathematics Warmups

Mathematics is much more than the tedious, boring memorization of formulas.

By simply playing, we are becoming a Mathematician. Play around with the numbers, move them about, and tweak them slightly. By identifying patterns, we are able to create new methods to solve problems that have never been seen before!

Here are some tips to get you started:

- Recognize common identities that you have seen in the past, and use them.
- When you learn a new formula, think about why it works and explain it to someone else.
- When you spot a pattern, figure out why it exists.