Location: Texas USA Posts: 6101 Joined: 2008-05-25
Hi merry, and welcome here. Yes 'learning and then forgetting' is common among dyscalculics. You'll see this for yourself as you mull through our Threads. In my own case, besides 'learning and forgetting', I have a problem with 'sequence and proceedure'. It is similar to what you've described where you say that you "can go somewhere 10 times but not remember the third turn". Mine may be even worse, as, I often don't remember how I got to the last 'known' spot, and without that, trying to remember 'anything' in the rest of the route seems futile, as I have no point of reference of where I began. Great that others admire your artistic taste and what a joy to be able to produce songs. Congratulations on those gifts. You'll need to be tested by a psychologist to find out for sure if you are dyscalculic, and that test usually costs either money or an investment in 'time' (getting some other entity to pay for your testing). - jus'
When I cook with American measurements I try to visualize the full cup, half and quarter cups. A 4/5th of a cup is an absolute nightmare! It's even funny.
When I cook with metrics I get confused when dealing with liquids but I do much better with a scale.