Missing Gene



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's a genetic link. My mother enjoyed math and gave my nephews and niece math problems to solve when they were children. If so, the math gene skipped a generation. Or, anyway, skipped me.

People have said, You need to think of math as another language.
(Yeah? So say "Good morning" in math.)

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

I might even be fluent in it.


(Australian friends: That's "Maths" to you.)





[First posted: April 18, 2015]