Wait, shit, I need some time to think.
This is basically me whenever a MATH PUZZLE happened in any of the Layton games.
Numbers of any kind just makes my brain shut down completely *sobs*
Hey. Don’t go there. Numbers have to be learned just like everything else.
Like, oh, say
How would you react if someone said I CAN’T DRAW I JUST CAN’T AAAHHH?
You’d tell them they have to go and do it a lot and they’ll get better.
They don’t have to go do it, of course, it’s their choice to select a field and work on it, but nobody should make some kind of scary exception for math as if it were fundamentally different from all other skills. As if practice makes perfect for all things— but oh, wait, math? No, sorry, math is a magical supertalent that you have to be born with.
Bad at math?
Do more math.