Everyone but me seems to have hated Mathematics at some time in their life. That makes me genius.
Well, I hated it long before it changed to Maths
Quantitative reasoning was the name
It made me cry, Lose appetite
I was even allergic to it. My whole body started itching when mum dropped the big red book before me and released her sting: start your assignment.
If there were ever a miserable moment in my childhood, that was the worst
It was easier to know mum kept four sweets and gave me just one because I saw the shop-keeper give her five and it was my business to ensure I had all of them than to solve “a mother bought 5 sweets, she gave her daughter one. How many sweets does she have left?”
How would I know?
She isn’t my mother who had sweets in virtually all her handbags.
Eventually, Mathematics was added to the curriculum in primary one and it was a major miracle. It just felt easier, I think because the name was shorter.
Till it was over, I couldn’t phantom why I loved Mathematics so much but hated quantitative reasoning.
That’s how I reasoned.