Darn it to Heck!
Bear found some maths games. Regrettably I think they are aimed at children a little older than him. One particular game caught his eye. You start with a really easy sum like 7+5 and then work up to harder stuff, trying to hit the top. Some of the stuff needed explanation and a little support. DH was upstairs as he has a stinking cold and he really needs the down time. I was on my own, faced with maths.
I have the same relationship with maths as vampires have with garlic.
I managed to remember that a negative number multiplied with a negative number results in a positive number, and he was happy to talk through the questions with me, but then we were faced with compound interest. I have heard the concept, I understand that it happens in banks and that computers do the sums for it. I can probably work out the sums the long way round. I have never really 'got' it. I wasn't much help and we didn't get that one. Bear sulky put on a YouTube video.
I am going to have to bite the bullet. I'm going to have to sign up to maths lessons for myself. I can't think of anything more depressing. Fortunately there are plenty of maths lessons around that are inexpensive/free aimed at adults who struggle. I am not sure the teacher will deserve me.
The things a mother will do for their children.