I slipped away from the rest of the herd around fractions and division. It's kind of funny actually; I literally began to fracture and divide from everyone else. Hephzibah Roskelly, a professor at the University of North Carolina¬-Greensboro explains the process of separation that mirrors my own: “By third or fourth grade […] you and your fellow students were “tracked” by this point, grouped into classes according to the results of standardized achievement tests.” (175) I was regurgitated into the lowest levels of math in the hopes that something would stick, but it never did. I might have had ADD or a learning disability. It's really all speculation at this point because it was never formally diagnosed. I wasn’t held back in school, but I never moved forward in math. Don't worry; t...
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