Memories Out of Season

April 18, 2015

 My grandnephew Zachary and grandniece Annabelle asked their mother Robyn, a math teacher, to give them math problems to solve. This is their idea of "fun." I do not consider this natural.

Maybe there is a genetic link. My mother enjoyed math and gave my nephews and niece math problems to solve when they were young, and now my grandnephews and grandniece are enjoying them as well.

Clearly, with me the math gene skipped a generation. Or, anyway, skipped me.

People have suggested, You need to think of math as another language.
I tell them, Yeah? So say "Good morning" in math.

Maybe if I had Robyn for my math teacher, I would enjoy math, too.

I might even be fluent in it.

 

(For my Australian friends, that's "Maths" to you.)