In my former field I used a lot of math - mainly in 1/8th's, so I'm very comfortable with it. It's perfect with my quilting, of course, so its useful. I think most of the time if you sat down with someone who is comfortable with math themselves you can learn it on a practical level, and then it doesn't seem so daunting. I wasn't into math in school, but its amazing what you learn as you get older and your interests change!