At SMI-NY, we believe that much of the mathematics that goes on in the classroom is shallow and contrived, with too much emphasis on memorizing formulas and practicing senseless algorithms. We believe mathematics is a tool that helps us comprehend and appreciate the world, whether it is through the sculptures of Richard Serra, the logical proofs of Euclidean geometry, or the musical patterns hiding in Bach's Goldberg Variations. We are against children being labeled as "gifted" or "challenged" in mathematics, for we truly believe that everyone is capable of achieving high levels of mathematical competence, each in his/her own personal way. We invite fellow believers to join us on our journey to explore the power and beauty of mathematics.