The first class that I took when I went back to school was Euclidian Geometry, and on the first day of class the professor taught us that two plus two does not necessarily equal four, and zero only exists because we say it does. It was a great class. And the class was good at teaching people how to use logic, and deductive reasoning, and all of that stuff. Every lawyer starts out studying Euclidian Geometry. The professor of that class was a magician, and he was a member of the Magic Castle, he was a cool guy, and it was a great class.
Also of note, on the issue of math, is that there is a series of books written by Isaac Asimov named The Foundation Trilogy, and in the books they have mathematicians and psychologists who can tell the future by using math and psychology. The Foundation Trilogy is a great set of books, which would make a great set of films, it would take three films to get it done. There was a rumor years ago that George Lucas was going to produce and direct The Foundation Trilogy, but it never happened. It would be cool if someone great could make The Foundation Trilogy.
Anyhow, math can be cool.