Inspiration, Theme, and Tone in “For the Love of Math” My inspiration for this song comes from my love of mathematics. I want to be a mathematician one day and I hope to apply its principles to solve world’s problems. I get disheartened when I see several of my friends either hating math or are being fearful of math. The theme of this song is that mathematics is not only some difficult equation to solve but it can be found all over nature. Without math, there are no computers and subsequently no video games, no smartphone apps, and no fun in life either! My love for math is obvious in the tone of my song. I hope by listening to my song at least some people will change their mind on math and begin appreciating it just like I do. However, I understand that not everybody is good at math.