My blog friend, Jackie, says that I need an intervention for my math anxiety more than for having a messy classroom. hehehehe...... This is true.
Before I got a job teaching art, I taught fifth and sixth grades in private school for five years. I taught two hours of math a day (including pre-algebra) , and I LOVED it. For me, if you don't use math, you lose it. And I lost it with a vengeance. You'd have thought that all those math pathways in the brain would have been paved solidly after five years, two hours a day, but nope.