…and did only marginally better with a B-average during my one semester stint at public high school. To this day, I am all too eager to tell anyone how bad I am at math, how I had to drop elementary algebra as a college freshman. No, seriously, I’m really that bad!
Rachel, over all things this makes me saddest. I think you might already be aware that this is poignant.
I have a daughter, and I fret that although she is undoubtedly bright as you clearly are, maybe STEM will also leave her behind…
Question: are you*really* that bad at Math, is it Mathematics, was it the style you had to conform to?
Because I look at your article, and I see:
- Structure (Math)
- Logic (Math)
- Progression of reasoning points (Math)
- Hard data points A(Math)
- Logical inferences made from the above (Math)
- A skillful construction to final conclusion (Structure, hence Math)
Maybe I’m belabouring the point ;) but my personal bias is that I can see any organised work and ascribe some variant of Mathematical skill embedded therein.
Still think you’re bad at Math?