How good or bad are we at math? Mathematical ability obviously varies from one person to another. I propose a scale in which a zero is the inability to add 2 + 2, 5 is the ability to successfully complete college-level math courses, and a 10 describes the ability to come up with mathematical theorems that change the way we look at numbers in a way that Archimedes did.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Why do people vary so much in their math acumen? Is it nature, nurture, or a combination of both?

Finally, how would you rate you own ability at math? I'd rate myself as a 7.

Jagella

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# Rating Mathematical Acumen

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