- Some moderately-complex math, especially converting measurements, is trivial everyday math to me.
- I have a solid frame of reference for approximating measurements– including in metric. I know what 100mL looks like and how hot 40°C is, which a lot of people in the US don’t.
- This includes comfort with mili-, centi-, kilo- etc. and how they relate to each other and to scientific notation.
- “Don’t touch that while your hands are dirty” is second nature to me.
- I’m comfortable with the concept that most things can be divided into hydrophilic/water-soluble and hydrophobic/fat-soluble, I know which side various everyday things fall on, and I use this to inform things like cleaning.
- I have a frame of reference for whether/which household chemicals are actually dangerous, and how to use them safely. (My experience is that the whole caution/warning/danger thing is just uniformly scary if you don’t have an idea about what’s behind it.)
- ETA: apparently my mind goes to kinetics and thermodynamics as metaphors for social situations.