We all like to play, but some will fool with serious play like mathematics because of personal experience with the topic.
Although, recreational math may not help you with your endeavour, it may wet your whistle to pursue this relationship with numbers, geometry, statistical interest, calculus gig, mathematical model…
Please consider how it works.
Maybe look at math history.
Have you got any favourites that reflects your interest in math opportunities?
Be careful, you may find out something about yourself.