This thread makes me get all emotional and teary eyed. It reminds me so much of how my father raised me. I was always handed books with logic puzzles and brain benders. I also had the coolest computer game called "Dr. Brain". Too bad I was never taught how to utilize all that critical thinking. My parents let me drop out of school when I was 15. This still confounds me.
I had an A in grade 10 Math... and that was despite having horrible teachers ect, but now I'm failing Math in college (mind fail and I can't get a tutor) so I'm going to have to change my major to a BA from a BSci. FRACKing suks.