Ido not have a math brain. I have never claimed that distinction. I ac- tually did well in math in school . . . but;I;have;no;idea;how;I;pulled;it
off.;When;I;graduated,;I;couldn’t;remem-ber a single thing I had learned in all of
need;1½ times this recipe;.;.;.”).;And;mar-
lieves our monthly budget meetings are
romantic. He likes to encourage me by
saying: “Honey, algebra and geometry
Yeah. Right. Prove it.
“How long a sliding board will we
have to order if the playground plat-
“You do remember your Pythagorean
worth of homeschooling. I started my
basic math—until we came to what I
considered to be “advanced math.” You
the one supposed to be every home-school;mom’s;favorite,;guaranteed;to;suc-ceed. It, too, was torture. The kids cried.
stuck to it, because it was the;best!
Then we entered a new season of
homeschooling. Teenagers. Junior high.
Oh. My. Word. It was horrible. We
gram, and we got loster;(which;is;the
perfect word for how we felt). After
a month, we invested in a third Alge-
bra program, which was reputed to
be the “Algebra for dummies.” Finally,
we learned something! We learned
we were really dumb, because we still
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