Have you ever found a mathematical definition unmotivated or confusing? Here at Examples First, we try to build up intuition with examples before formalizing definitions or theorems. Check out the Examples category for a list of subjects I’ve covered so far, or browse the tag cloud on the right or bottom of every page for a topic that interests you.

Has an Examples First post helped you, or left you with further questions? I love getting comments, and would be happy to answer as best I can. Have a topic you’d like to see explained with examples, or would you like to contribute your own explanations? Let me know over at my main website and I’ll see what I can do!

Note: This project is inspired by an essay on Timothy Gowers’s weblog; the slogan “Examples First” is being used here with his kind permission.