Thread subject: The Dyscalculia Forum :: my struggle with math
Posted by Riggs on July 26 2012 02:43 AM
Growing up I was just unable to comprehend anything that had to do with math. I didn't like numbers and dreaded math classes and having to do math operations on the board. I was diagnosed with a learning disability in second grade which explained my difficulties. I was also poor with direction and could not read those clocks with hands. My family labled me as slow and retarded because I couldn't understand the basic concepts of math that they knew so well. I was placed in special ed but that didn't help me with my ld so I left and am now pursuing my GED.
Posted by RottieWoman on July 26 2012 06:49 PM
wow given most of our experiences you were diagnosed quite early!
I was in Special Ed for most of my elementary grades for Speech and Language issues but my LD was never caught. I did not read clocks with hands til high school and still have issues there - have never worn a watch.
Good luck with pursuing your GED! We are all here to share our stories and struggles with each other:)
Posted by Riggs on July 26 2012 08:48 PM
Thanks I am going to work so I can obtain my GED. All my previous teachers always told me that I was misplaced I should have been in regular ed and had a tutor to help me get through math. All those years in special ed were just wasted years being in a place where you don't belong.
Posted by RottieWoman on July 27 2012 12:31 PM
Feel free to check back and keep us posted:)
Posted by justfoundout on July 27 2012 07:51 PM
The GED sounds good. It used to have more of a stigma than it does now. Some jobs wanted that High School diploma, not the GED. But maybe this is one good effect of so many immigrants? Or of so many older people wanting to go to college? So that the GED is now seen as more of a way to 'get on with it' and less of a 'coward's way out' of the educationa system. And, since the education system has so many problems of its own, and so many have turned to home schooling, there are many brilliant minds out there who take the GED to get away from incompency within the school system.
My next door neighbor has only a bachelor's degree, and she works teaching those GED classes (i.e., Adult Education classes). That may even be my next job after I graduate in December. Let us know how it goes? - jus'
Posted by Riggs on July 28 2012 08:30 PM
I start the GED in September and I will keep you all posted.
Posted by thinkerED on August 31 2012 01:20 PM
Math can Improve student memory, and Even Change Alertness of children. It's very useful for children. Math is a subject which is very important to peoples lives. Even you can study math online also.
Online Maths tutoring can have two benefits. First is that one has many options and one can choose to have a different tutor if one is dissatisfied with the teaching method or way of expression of a teacher. Secondly, maths coaching online are specialised and use of interactive media makes it highly interactive as well as learning friendly thus making this hard nut easy to crack.
Posted by squeakymonster on August 31 2012 07:41 PM
thinkerEd, like those of us with a math learning DISABILITY don't get that math is important! We deal with math EVERY DAY, many of us STRUGGLE with it. The coaches and teachers can help some, but there is still something with our brains that prevents math from making sense. If it were simply a matter of finding a different method of learning, many of us would have already done it. Your "easy to crack" nut remains a large boulder for many of us.
Posted by justfoundout on September 01 2012 04:52 PM
I'm writing here to 'second' what squeakymonster says in her above post. thinkerED, you need to do some investigation on the subject of 'dyscalculia' before trying to give advice here. There is a description of this disability at the beginning of this forum that could be a good starting place for you. You can click on 'News' or 'What is Dyscalculia' over in the left hand column. - jus'
Posted by heathermomster on September 01 2012 05:02 PM
Your posting makes me very sad. My 12 yo was diagnosed dyscalculia in 2nd grade, and we homeschool now. It disturbs me how unprepared the majority of schools seem to be with regards to dyscalculia.
Good luck with your GED.
Posted by mountain on September 09 2012 02:25 PM
ThinkerEd, if only it was such "an easy nut to crack". Many dyscalulia sufferers have tried everything they possibly can to overcome their disability. There is no doubt that " Maths is important to us all", hence the dilemma Dyscalculia sufferers possess.
No one wants to have dyscalulia and work hard in overcoming limitations. Appreciate your ideas re online maths courses, and I hope there is some success out there with those who do use it.