I've this problem of not being able to figure out the magnitude , sequence etc of numbers and I think this is a common characteristic of all dyscalculics .
My problem is like when confronted with a question like "it is 4th july today , what date is after 3 days " , i 've confusion like "okey 3+4 is 7 , but 7 is 7 th day , 7 days are not over so it may be 8 , or is it 7 " or something like that . i hope u get it . Is it only me or anybody else 've this problem ?? I guess it has smthng to do with number sense ..
Please suggest some resources (sites , books , activites etc ..) that may help us to develop the number sense and comment on the above experience ...
I have the same problem - I have not yet found a way around it... They only advice which helped a bit but would not help in your example is 'if you are counting something and you decide to include the first or last number - do it the same.'
So if I had a piece of film for instance and I wanted to count 24 frames - I count to 24 but do I place a dot on the 24th? frame or on the one after ?- either way if I keep to the same pattern at least the increments would be the same. I hope that makes sense - it was the only example I could think of.
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Me, too. I have exactly that same problem. Like you've said, tr3s, the only thing that has 'worked' for me (whether it be counting 'days', 'years', or even when estimating 'number of hours') is to think, "Five. Six. No, no, no. Count from --Beginning of five, to the beginning of six, to the beginning of seven, to the beginning of eight, and that makes a total of 3, when stopping at the beginning of eight." We are a 'special group' of people here, where only 'we' know what we are talking about. - jus'