Oh, math. I'm all about words, I don't do numbers.
I don't buy into the stereotype, it's not about my gender, it's just not my genre!
Beyond basic measuring and simple operations, I refer and defer to my husband the engineer. Or when he's home from college, the mathematical prowess of my son, the almost-engineer and general spread sheet wizard.
I can hardly wait for spring, so when I had to figure out the few inches of topsoil/compost mix needed to refresh my raised beds, I turned to Tom. Like a trooper he went out in the snow ( I know, I'm an optimist that more melting will happen soon) and measured the beds, came inside and noodled a bit, arriving at the answer. But he's not always here. On any given day he could be in China, Brazil or the wilds of Borneo. What to do then?
Am I the only one who didn't know about soil calculators? Plug in your numbers; length, width, depth and voila! It's all there in cubic yards and feet, the lingo that landscape companies and garden centers use for bulk materials. I linked to the one on Gardeners Supply, but there are lots more. Take your pick and never be boggled by Big Math again.