With humor and charm, mathematician Eduardo Sáenz de Cabezón answers a question that’s wracked the brains of bored students the world over: What is math for? He shows the beauty of math as the backbone of science — and shows that theorems, not diamonds, are forever. In Spanish, with English subtitles.

Yes, indeed, 1000 years from now, students will still be learning Pythagoras’ Theorem, while other fragments of human knowledge would have faded away.

Check out also this book: Arithmetic and Algebra Again: Leaving Math Anxiety Behind Forever, suitable for students who really need some encouragement and motivation to overcome fear of math! Albert Einstein once said, “You never fail until you stop trying.” Hence, even if you have not done well in math for the past years, there is still hope, don’t give up!