I was very good at maths at school and university, if you judge good according to test scores, but I never really got maths.
I got really high scores because, frankly, I was good at remembering stuff.
I feel guilty about that. I also feel like I missed out on a lot - the magic of math, you might call it - and I often fall asleep at night reading the latest easy-to-read "popular" math book, trying to catch up.
A few weeks ago I stumbled across a wonderful little website that explains mathematics in a charming, and friendly way. The author uses analogies and pictures and he has a nice chatting way of explaining things. I think he's my new role model for how to explain things.
Best of all: you can sign up for his newsletter on the front page. The second newsletter genuinely surprised me because it explained a problem I've had with maths all my life - it's called the fence post problem and it's about counting things (I'm not kidding) - and now, at age 46, I finally understand it.