I didn’t even consider studying Maths, as I was told at school studying Maths at University was just for those who were “really good at it at school”, not those like me who were pretty good but had to work hard. I studied Chemistry instead, and my only experience of Maths lecturers were people who seemed to suck knowledge out of my head (I often felt I knew less coming out than when I went in). (I’m British btw).

I’ve often had friends/partners who are “good at Maths” so often think Maths is really a bit beyond me.

However as I help my kids, and try to remember long forgotten Maths, I’m hoping maybe I can do a bit better. And I’ve always enjoyed problem solving. ]]>

The pressure is ok – and i highly respect mathematics – i assigned to be able to make at through university, to overcome my fear of math and go hand in hand with it.

I hope this course keeps adjusting my antenna to the right frequencies – to savely receive and store what math is all about – and last but not least – to take with me what you can teach us on my further way through life. ]]>

Problem is, where math is concerned, I’m one of the bonobos. I keep trying not to be – hence taking this course – but I have a terrible time with mathematical concepts. I’m encouraged to read that 35% is a good score, and that I’m expected to feel lost by Week 4; I suspect it will happen much earlier than that. I also expect to be someone who walks away, but it will not, I promise, be in disgust – it will be in hopelessness. I just wiped out of Mathematical Philosophy a couple of weeks ago after the first two weeks – I can write (or decipher) sentences that make most people’s eyes bleed, but just the mention of “less than” or “inversely proportional” makes me curl up in the fetal position under a blanket. Still, I keep trying.

I’m scared, but I’m looking forward to it.

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