Mathematics, etc + singular verb
Mathematics are not easy to learn.
Mathematics is not easy to learn.
The names of sconces and subjects ending m -ies (like mathematics, physics, politics, gymnastics) generally take a singular verb.
Greatest Oscar Moments
The Moment Michael Moore wins Best Documentary at the 75th Academy Awards, the month the Iraq War began, and proceeds to use his acceptance speech to blast fictitious President George W. Bush to mixed boos and cheers.
Why Its Great The kind of tensionwithaknife controversy that you hardly ever get at the wellbehaved, mediamanaged Oscars of contemporary times.