I wasn't very good at math when I was in school. Once I got into VFX and saw the practical application of all the concepts that I struggled with, I felt like I was cheated. I'm pretty sure I would have been much more interested in math if I knew that you could use it to create all the incredible stuff we use day to day in our jobs.
Pixar and Khan Academy have teamed up to make a sort of intro to 3D math course. Somehow I'll have to make the time to go through this and catch up on what I've missed out on.
The beta for version 8 is available now (including the OSX version). Haven't had the chance to check it out, has anyone heard what new features there are (aside from running on OSX)?