I have always had weak math skills; when I was a child trying to learn a new math or algebra concept I often “hit a brick wall” in my comprehension. Usually, though, after tears and hours of striving, I was able to “see the light” and- after much practice- was able to understand well enough to move forward to tackle the next concept.
Over thirty years went by that I did not have to use math very much; I raised my children and earned a Master’s degree without needing to remember how to perform math. Then in July I began researching Fibonacci, the thirteenth-century Italian mathematician who was a humble genius and I became enamored with him for his generosity and kindness as well as his scientific calculating abilities. He was a master in mathematics and he was a maestro at teaching others how to calculate with the “new” Arabic numerals.
I wrote a book on Fibonacci, whose real name was Leonardo de Pisa (or Pisano). It is titled “Master Fibonacci: The Man Who Changed Math” and will be available on Amazon in mid-January. If you love math, I believe you will love him, too.
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