Not like advanced calculations or something but adding up prices or amounts or whatever in your head or quickly working out 10 or 20 percent of stuff for discounts and that. Everyday maths is what I’m now calling it.

Mind like a calculator

Not too bad but could be quicker/more accurate sometimes

I always hated maths at school and was rubbish at it but a working life spent in pubs and shops has left me with a strong ability to add things up etc in my head quickly. Find it much easier to convert numbers into prices when adding for some reason too.

I’m an accountant by trade, work in finance and I’m going to be on Countdown for the second time in a few weeks - and that isn’t even the half of what a big nerd I am. I’m good at head maths.

I’ll start a thread closer to the time - it’s 11th May (disclosure: I’m neither as good at Countdown nor as charismatic on screen as Pervo so definitely not as exciting as previous DiS appearances).

I find it hard to keep track in my head, like if I have to work out 2 things then add them together, I might forget the result of the first thing while working out the second. I’m probably quite slow but accurate if I give myself the time.

I was made to stand up in front of my year group in Year 8 because I was “operating at a Year 11 level at maths” - As a direct result I was operating at a Year 8 level in maths by the time I was in Year 11