I love Maths. I remember a time when I won first place in a Maths challenge despite being younger than the other participants. I was so proud of myself for counting faster than the other kids. It was always easy to get good scores in elementary school. Then came secondary school. Maths got harder but it was still fun and challenging. Good scores were more difficult to achieve but I was fascinated with algebra. I played with trigonometry. I was still having fun. Unfortunately, I stumbled with calculus. Following this block, my interest in Maths waned. In retrospect, if I had persisted or found a Maths teacher who could get through that time with me, Maths would have been my favorite subject instead of English.
When we picture the campuses of the world’s leading educational institutions – Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, Princeton and so on – we’re likely to visualize leafy, green, open spaces, gardens, lakes and parks, along with the iconic buildings which symbolize those centers of learning.