"Scientific computer models" ARE mathematical equations.
Yes, but to solve them it is more fruitful to learn programming rather than "mathematics" as is likely to be taught in schools. Which is what I was saying.
Way back in secondary school, whne I really sucked in math. Part of it was the teacher was the most uninspiring and boring person ever to teach, and I was just having trouble grasping. Which was weird, because most every other subject, I was way ahead of my classmates.
Then my electronics teacher had us learn how to use slide rules. It was as if a switch was thrown. Here on that hunk of plastic were numbers that connected the dots, that gave a fine mechanical representation of math in so many forms
My algebra and other math grades jumped. The teacher was still boring, but I could think about math in class rather than riding my motorcycle.
The sad part is, I was in the last class that learned this way. They started switching over to calculators the next year.
I still have a slide rule in the gaarage. The batteries in those things seem to last forever.