> It turns out that a lot of people — including engineers — are scared of math. To begin, I want to address the myth of “being good at math.”
> The truth is, people who are good at math have lots of practice doing math. As a result, they’re comfortable being stuck while doing math. A student’s mindset, as opposed to innate ability, is the primary predictor of one’s ability to learn math (as shown by recent studies).
> To be clear, it will take time and effort to achieve this state of comfort, but it’s certainly not something you’re born with.
> In general, math (especially in research paper form) can be intimidating, but getting stuck is a huge part of the learning process.