In the last three weeks I have learned my times tables. Yes, I could multiply before, but I never had need to spout off all my threes in a row, or my nines. In fact, for the first time in my life I can do my nines without using my fingers. I am sure my second grade teacher would be proud. I know I nearly caused her head to explode at the time.
And now I am assisting in a 5th grade math class trying desperately to hide the fact that math still makes me hyperventilate. How is that going? Last thursday I leaned over to the 10 year old on my right and asked how you find perimeter before leaning to the ten year old on my left and explaining how to do so.