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  •  Inconsistancy (6+ / 0-)

    from what I understand is one of the hallmarks of the disorder. And yes, it is very frustrating. At this point, I just assume I will have to look things up, but when I was younger, it was horrible. I could do ok on homework with a LOT of time and effort put in, but tests were usually very bad unless it was a "good" math day.
    Even now there are days when my room mate will just say "stop, don't even try today, this is not a good numbers day for you, you just told me the same number three different ways." And then she takes over whatever math needs to be done.

    "Madness! Total and complete madness! This never would've happened if the humans hadn't started fighting one another!" Londo Mollari

    by FloridaSNMOM on Wed Apr 11, 2012 at 04:13:13 PM PDT

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    •  Even to inconsistant spelling of inconsistent! n/t (2+ / 0-)
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      Some people make you want to change species

      by ulookarmless on Wed Apr 11, 2012 at 04:19:24 PM PDT

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    •  Seems like it would be (2+ / 0-)
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      weck, FloridaSNMOM

      key to try and utilize your good math days and not waste your time on the bad days. Smart roommate ya got there.

      Until my brain turned to Swiss cheese i couldn't forget numbers. I never bothered with speed dial because I just remembered almost all numbers always. I was really good at math except for one little thing, I can't add. I could always get the concept easily but would add 2+2 and come up with 5 or 3, every time. Consequently, I also check calculations at least twice. I never thought about using "logic and estimation" but I have used the technique since... well.. always to compensate for my inability to add.

      The other similarity I share with you the the problem with space. I was a real estate appraiser for a while. I loved the job and grasped everything quickly except measuring the house. It caused me huge grief trying to get my drawings to "close." It was very hard but I was mostly able to learn enough tricks to make it work.

      Your explanation of this problem is wonderful and has given me a lot to think about, thanks.  

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