Expert reveals four simple steps to improve your maths

What do you think of when you think about mathematics? Perhaps you think about x's and y's. I will let you in on a trade secret: That is not what mathematics is, nor where it lives.

Many people find mathematics daunting. If true, this piece is for you. If not, this piece is still for you.What do you think of when you think about mathematics? Perhaps you think about x's and y's, intractable fractions, or nonsensical word problems. The cartoonist Gary Larson once depicted hell's library as containing only giant tomes of word problems. Scroll down for video  What do you think of when you think about mathematics? Perhaps you think about x's and y's, intractable fraction...