If you would rather see an oral surgeon for a root canal instead of trying to solve a math story problem, you are in good company. Mathematics, especially math story problems, terrify a great many adults, including me. It was a shock, therefore, to discover that I have become fascinated by analytics—still terrified, mind you, but fascinated just the same. And it could happen to you, too, that is if it hasn’t already.
The toughest math story problems of all