I recently read about this "recreational mathematician" on NPR. I was intrigued by the idea of teaching math "more intuitively, more joyously"-I was never good at math in school & dreaded math class. I like her videos, which you can find on YouTube.
Check out Vi Hart's website for more mathematical doodles, mathematical food, mathematical balloon twisting, & how to make a paper didgeridoo!
For a related take on math education, check out the essay "A Mathematician's Lament".
I've also heard good things about the books Danica McKellar has written for teenagers, with user-friendly titles like Math Doesn't Suck.