Well, team, I have some ridiculously shocking news to share with you:
I, Kelly "tell me again what the quadratic equation is actually used for" Connor, actually LIKE MATH! And, I am actually getting the answers right! What a bonus.
On the beautiful, sunny Sunday afternoon that preceded the snowstorm that hit Seattle yesterday, my Mister and I walked to our local library to find some math tutorial books. I checked out four books on algebra, geometry and trigonometry and set right to work on the algebra book. The lovely thing about learning math on one's own is that you can work right through the chapters if you are feeling the flow or you can call it a day after a few minutes if the mood just hasn't struck. The book I'm using is wonderful. It includes marvelous examples throughout the chapter and gobs of practice questions just to make sure you have the concept before moving on to the next. Were all of my math books like this? Anyhow, what I like about math is that if you approach it like a little puzzle to solve, it is totally fun! If only I had known this 15 years ago when I was struggling through proofs in my high school math class.
In light of all of the math that is happening in my brain, I am penciling in the math test for next Friday. The next step is preparing my portfolio. Of course I will keep you in the loop on that front, dears.