I’m a children’s book writer and illustrator, and I want to to create a book for young readers that exposes the beauty of mathematics. I recently read Paul Lockhart’s essay

“The Mathematician’s Lament,”and found that I, too, lament the uninspiring quality of my elementary math education.I want to make a book that discredits the notion that math is merely a series of calculations, and inspires a sense of awe and genuine curiosity in young readers.

However, I myself am mathematically unsophisticated.

What was the first bit of mathematics that made you realize that math is beautiful?For the purposes of this children’s book, accessible answers would be appreciated.

**Answer**

This wasn’t the first, but it’s definitely awesome:

This is a *proof* of the Pythagorean theorem, and it uses no words!

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