Today I found out my daughter is behind in math. Normally I would love to help my children grow and learn but this is an area that has always given me problems, ever since I was a child my mind did not comprehend math.
It’s very frustrating to know that I can’t help her, so I am taking the initiative to learn math again, starting over from the age of 38. My mom bought my daughter a book called “Girls Get Curves” by Danica McKellar (yes, it’s Winnie from Wonder Years. I loved watching that show when I was a kid), and it focuses on helping middle school girls learn geometry.
Of course I need to buy all of her other books like “Math Doesn’t Suck”, “Kiss My Math”, and “Hot X: Algebra Exposed”, which will help me to understand math in a simpler way than what I was taught. I have to admit though, in my mind I believed that math was hard, so math became hard because of what I believed about it. Now I must believe the opposite, know that math is easy and that I can understand it.
I know all I need (and my daughter needs) is for that one person to add the missing piece and our minds will understand math, but the hard part is finding that one person who knows just the right way to explain it and expand our minds.
“Everything is easy for those who believe.”