I can't believe there has been a thread devoted to math and I didn't see it!!! And shame on those of you know my math passion (obsession) and not tell me!!!
Math/Numbers and I are very close friends. I love manipulating them and discovering new formulas with them. If all of life were an algebraic equation I would be in heaven - so I have set myself out to discovering ways to find formulas for everything LOL! I will say though Calculus and I DON'T get along AT ALL I think it has something to do with limits and my not liking those
. I will say I do believe that mathematical ability can be genetic, BUT it can also be learned. My grandfather was a brilliant mathematician and scientist (God rest his soul). It's funny though I only knew him as "grandpa", it wasn't until after his death that I found out about his "other life". He was one of the scientest on the Manhatten project, he helped develop something or another that helped get the first rocket to the moon. My dad could have gone the same route as my grandfather as he is spectacular with numbers, computations and logic, but decided he liked art better. My brother and sister aren't so much into math, but my brother is a sound engineer so does use math and my sister teaches science. Two of my boys are excellent in math abilities but do not apply themselves at all. I am hoping my daughter has my mathematical abilities.