Discussion on: Even Though She Was Bad At Math, She Coded

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Lisa Armstrong

Yeah! Well done Cat!! I can so relate. Math was a miserable subject for me too, yet I love to code. Coding is about problem solving, creative thinking, persistence a willingness to learn. I'm good at that, but terrible at multiplication, percentages and figuring out how many candies Johnny has. ("Count them dude!" was never the correct answer).

A friend of mine (with an engineering degree) explained it like this:
Math is problem solving. Arithmetic is adding, multiplying and dividing.
You're good at math, not arithmetic (let the computers do that). :-)