I’ve been so busy blogging on behalf of someone else as a paying gig that I’ve been somewhat neglecting this blog. This is not entirely helpful, I’ll agree.
This evening I’m round visiting my daughter, and she’s doing her maths homework. Like me, she’s finding her trigonometry a bit of a strain, so I’ve set up on the opposite side of the table to use my Google-fu and rusty brain cells to re-teach myself enough to be of use.
We must be doing something right, because I’m hearing a whole series of lightbulb moments as problems that have been tormenting her all evening suddenly resolve. Small bursts of muttering can be heard, punctuated by such phrases as: “Ah! That’s an isosceles triangle!”, “Oh why am I doing this the long way round?”, and “All the school computers are down so that’ll make ICT interesting in the morning.”
That last bit may not have been related to her Maths homework.