I’ve struggled with maths and numbers all my life. I remember extra maths during playtime – hundreds tens and units instead of running amok. No way to sell the idea to an active child. And extra coaching. A variety of maths teachers and a mum whose brain is a calculator.
Result = fear cubed
And maths avoidance. Oh I passed my O levels due to a good teacher fortunately who taught bits of maths like matrices and vectors which are visual and made sense.
In this job I have a colleague who teaches by learning style. So, this visual learner, with a passion for having my cake and very definitely eating it, has finally learned fractions. By adding and subtracting “virtual” cake slices. I have even bought a children’s visual maths book. All proving that you are never too old to learn something new, and that trying to cut cake into 20 virtual pieces is a challenge!!!