A major issue facing teenagers in our nation is a lack of enthusiasm for mathematics. In schools, math is seen as a hard and unpopular subject. A recent article in the New York Times entitled "Is Algebra Necessary?" cited Algebra as a reason for the majority of highs school dropouts. Sadly, the United States continues to have disappointing scores in mathematics, currently ranking 25th in the world. The combination of a low achievement level and a lack of enthusiasm has led to a negative stigma towards Mathematics as an impossibly difficult and dull subject. I too have been a victim of this stigma in the past, and have struggled with math from time to time. Luckily, I have grown up surrounded by people who are passionate about mathematics and who have shown me the incredible color and complexity to this subject. I learned about the thrill of solving puzzles and the way mathematics is the basis for exciting scientific study. In addition to this, I have learned from math enthusiasts that the subject does not have to be so intimidating and that there are simple ways to solve problems. Thus I have made it my goal to show kids that math is more exciting and simple then they think. I hope to help the scores in math increase nationwide as well as to foster a national appreciation for the subject.