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FROM CHAPTER TWO: 'HOW ARE YOU SMART?"
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"...2. Logical mathematic intelligence
You appear to have reasonable levels of logical mathematical intelligence.
This intelligence is used in mathematics and the sciences, but it also has much more down to earth implications. It is the basis of all systematic inquiry and investigation.
In the modern economy, we need to draw on this intelligence for much knowledge work.
While you have some of these basic ingredients of success, anything you can do to improve in this area would be very worthwhile. The following sections of the chapter
mathematical ability, ability in the use of logic and scientific ability.
2a. Mathematical ability
You don't seem to be confident in your mathematical abilities. More specifically you have little confidence at computing numbers in your head and it seems you didn't do too well at mathematics in school.
The fact that you're not confident with your arithmetic doesn't necessarily mean you don't have the mathematical ability to succeed in the new economy.
This simply means you should do three things.
Firstly avoid work where computing numbers in your head is a core part of your work.
Secondly learn to use technology–like calculators and computers - which can make up for your lack of ability.
Thirdly look for opportunities to improve your confidence.
Practice might not make perfect, but it can certainly help.
Don't let the fact that you didn't do well in mathematics at school make you think you should avoid anything to do with numbers. Because, like it or not, a lot of work in the knowledge age involves a mathematical component.
Even work on the factory floor, which once drew mainly on technical mechanical and tool handling abilities, now draws heavily on mathematical abilities.
The really complicated mathematics is built into computer programs but workers still need to be able to interpret the figures and understand basic terms."
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