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

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

"Mathematics has helped me 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."