On the topic of finding the beauty in math, this excellent video from Parachutes.tv demonstrates the equations behind the most ordinary actions we might never notice. Be sure to watch it in full-screen mode.
Katrina Schwartz is a journalist based in San Francisco. She's worked at KPCC public radio in LA and has reported on air and online for KQED since 2010. She's a staff writer for KQED's education blog MindShift.