### When we asked our graduating students why they appreciate mathematics, here's what they had to say:

"Mathematics has helped me to **develop reasoning, analytical thinking, **and** quicken my mind**."

**understand more about how the world works**."

"I appreciate mathematics because it teaches me how **think about problems and approach them**."

"I appreciate mathematics because I get a **sense of accomplishment** every time I solve a problem."

"I appreciate mathematics because it helps me look at the world in a logical way, and **make important decisions in a logical manner**."

"Mathematics has helped me **use my brain dynamically to make connections**."

"I appreciate math because it has taught me **not to give up**, **think in different ways**, and has helped me with my **organization and prioritization**."

"I appreciate mathematics because it **trained and strengthened my critical-thinking**, all while **developing practical life skills** through abstract problem solving and the aesthetics found in mathematics."