Math for Grownups Manifesto 1. Everyone has the “math gene.” 2. Everyone does math, every day. (Math is not just for scientists or mathematicians.) 3. Girls are great at math. (Boys, too!) 4. There’s more than one way to skin a math problem. 5. Math anxiety is real and detrimental—but it can be overcome. 6. Kids learn math best when they are allowed to discover their own approaches—and fail. 7. Math is not a competition. 8. Estimation is one of the most powerful math tools. 9. Math is about concepts, not right answers. 10. You can do math, promise.