Posted: 07/02/2017 at 08:53
Hello all Properly awake now Feeling ok thanks, apart from dratted cough .... I expect that'll go ... eventually ...
Clari ... Rather you than me ... While I really like children as individuals I've never been able to get on with them in groups ... even when I was a child myself ... It's not for nothing that groups of scouts etc are called 'packs'
As for figures, I used to think it was me - I just didn't get it - but having spoken over the years with people I was at school with and with mathematicians I realise just how appallingly we were taught at my all girls grammar school back in the sixties.
Since then I've gone some way to repair the situation and taught myself to keep all the accounts and do the PAYE and VAT for our family business - in the days before such things were done on computer. I've also taught myself basic algebra etc and I no longer break into a cold sweat at the thought of working with figures - in fact I quite enjoy it - it's a shame my maths teachers were all so rubbish back then.