**Author's Note:** I use the term "maths" all through this piece because I believe it to be the best label for the subject most Americans refer to as math. Maths is an abbreviation of Arithmetic which covers a wide body of study from addition to calculus, algebra and geometry. Maths is the descriptor I use for the wide range of things that can be studied connected to Arithmetic.

## I spent today at a maths training for teachers that was hosted by NapaLearns. I teach computers, but have become a lover of maths, so I enjoyed this training thoroughly. If you follow me on twitter (@jellison23) you are probably VERY aware of this!

## I did not enjoy maths in school. I was one of the slowest in my class to learn my multiplication facts. My teachers used Mad Minutes where you have to solve a bunch of problems in a minute. I remember this experience with great frustration. I could never beat the clock. Never.