November, in my view the trick is to get the shape and form of the math, the way it plays out in successive iterations (in the case of hyperbolic math).
What is often called math that puts people off is the symbolic representations of those shapes and forms.
This is why I often point people to hyperbolic crochet, particularly the crocheted coral reefs. How patterns of increase can yield magnificent new forms in nature is a beautiful example of how math plays out in reality...without dragging folks into a bunch of symbols they may not be wired to understand.
To put it another way, you don't have to understand the formulas to appreciate the exquisite beauty of a Mandelbrot set...or a nudibranch's petals!