Bad at math? Blame mom, says a new report from The Daily Mail.
Numerical skills are decided in the womb, according to research. If you have always struggled with math, you might just be able to blame your mother.
It’s because research has linked a woman’s hormone levels in pregnancy with her child’s maths skills at age five.
The report says boys and girls whose mothers were very low in the hormone thyroxine were almost twice as likely to do badly in arithmetic tests.