##### Since the beginning of time, math has been a part of daily life. These 20 math facts will demonstrate to you that mathematics need not be a depressing or serious subject:

**1. The magic of zero:**

Originally created by Indian mathematicians in antiquity, the number zero is crucial to our number system.

**2. Pi day:**

A unique number called pi (π) is used to measure circles. March 14th (3/14) is Pi Day because Pi begins with 3.14.

**3. Fibonacci sequence:**

Beginning with 0 and 1, the numbers in this sequence are 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, and so on. Each new number is the sum of the two numbers that came before it.

**4. Square numbers:**

A number multiplied by itself is known as a square number. For instance, since 2 × 2 = 4, 4 is a square number.

**5. Prime time:**

Prime numbers are exclusively divisible by 1 and themselves; they are larger than 1. Some examples are 2, 3, 5, 7, and 11.

**6. Fraction fun:**

A fraction is a portion of a whole. For instance, 1/2 is a portion of something divided into two equal parts.

**7. Multiplication magic:**

There’s a neat trick to multiplying by 9. The product’s digits always sum up to nine. For instance, 3 + 6 = 9 and 9 × 4 = 36.

**8. Geometry galore:**

Depending on their angles and sides, triangles can be classified as equilateral (all sides equal), isosceles (two sides equal), or scalene (no sides equal).

**9. Math and patterns:**

Numerous patterns can be found in math. For example, the number pattern 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 adds 2 each time.

**10. Symmetry:**

If two shapes fold into the same shape, they are said to have symmetry. Symmetry is found in many leaves and butterflies.

**11. Tessellation:**

The phenomenon known as tessellation occurs when shapes seamlessly blend together, resembling a floor made of tiles.

**12. Circle facts:**

A circle’s circumference is the distance around it, and its diameter is the distance through its center.

**13. Place value:**

Every digit in a number has a place value. With 456, the tens place is occupied by the 5, the ones place by the 6, and the hundreds place by the 4.

**14. Measurement marvels:**

A foot is 12 inches, a yard is 3 feet, and a mile is 5,280 feet.

**15. Time travels:**

A minute consists of 60 seconds, an hour of 60 minutes, and a day consists of 24 hours.

**16. Fraction equivalents:**

Certain fractions are equal; for example, 1/2 is equal to either 2/4 or 4/8.

**17. Angles everywhere:**

Degrees are used to measure angles. An acute angle is less than ninety degrees, an obtuse angle is greater than ninety degrees, and a right angle is ninety degrees.

**18. Money math:**

One dollar is equal to 100 cents. Accordingly, one dollar is made up of four quarters, ten dimes, or twenty nickels.

**19. Math and music:**

Fractions are often used in musical notation. For instance, a quarter note, or semi-breve, is one-fourth of a whole note.

**20. Hidden shapes in art:**

Artists create stunning pieces of art by utilizing geometry and symmetry. If you examine art closely, you may be able to see mathematical patterns.