I'm a smart guy; I'm good at what I do -- really good. Which makes it very hard when I'm dumb. There are just certain areas that I'm Not Good at. Mentally, you go to reach in the place you're accustomed to -- and there's nothing there. A big blank spot. It's not that you don't know the answer, it's more like you have no idea how to find out.
I spent the evening trying to help my daughter Blynken do her math. Blynken is smart and creative and funny, but she doesn't do math well. It doesn't compute for her - literally. It's too abstract. So we try different approaches for her to do problem solving, but none of them really stick. The only thing for which I've had success with her is Schoolhouse Rock (hooray for music!).
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