Confession: I handle billion-peso brands but I am a math-hater. I've learned to live with profit-and-loss statements (more accurately, my bosses have learned to live with me) but nothing makes me more jittery than a discussion on targets, forecasts and net profits.
But what I dread the most nowadays? Parenting a child through the world of math.
Thankfully I discovered Montessori Math and its modern manipulative: simple coloured rods called Cuisenaire Rods, Math Rods or Number Sticks. Not only do they make math fun, they make math real.
Now I'm embarrassingly in love with them.