She also kept the school entrance test she had to do at eleven:
Yikes! Multiply 568 by 397. Use your answer to find 569x397. No calculators in 1935.
At one time I volunteered to teach adult literacy and was horrified to be asked to take on a numeracy student. I swear I learned more about numbers during that time than in all my years at school and what’s more, my student passed her exam; I don’t know which of us was more thrilled. I must be numerate but I still class myself as a person who can't do maths and I wonder how I'd get on with that GCSE exam?