The Examiner 24 Dec, 2020 03:00 am

Annie Dear

Annie Dear
Despite the fact that I’ve never put algebra to use since I left school, I appreciate the fact that I indeed passed math class and I guess it taught me all about perseverance.

We didn’t have to think about ‘what to wear today’.Neither did we have to think about the curriculum we either enjoyed or suffered in silence – silence being the operative word when it came to learning.It’s actually a very thorough workout for ankles, but at the time all I could think of was: “Upper or lower case?I am definitely not mathematically minded, unlike Sir who can whip out answers involving numbers, odds and likelihoods without breaking a sweat.

Sir, on the other hand, can be faced with a jumble of six letters and couldn’t come up with an English word.No, I was definitely into the language side of my education, and haven’t got a clue as to the names of my math and science teachers but even now fondly remember those of all of the English and French teachers from way back when.

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