"42.7% of all statistics are made up on the spot." UnknownI accidentally volunteered to help with math in my son’s classroom. I had intended to help with literacy but signed up on the wrong day. I hold a grudge against numbers in some ways. They are always too small in my bank account or adding up on some bill I haven’t paid. The real truth is that I like words more. It is words that lend themselves to flights of fancy. Math has always seemed too factual for me.But I volunteered and believe in following through on commitments, so I am learning the new math. For problems in my son’s class, they use a triangle to make addition and subtraction equations, and it always seems to work. The top minus one side equals the other side. The bottoms added together equal the top. There is a lovely clarity in it.