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A to Z Blog Challenge 2021 – Math Blindness

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A to Z Blog Challenge 2021 – Math Blindness

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http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/p/what-is-blogging-from-to-z.html

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It’s that time again for the April A to Z Blog Challenge. I’ve done this one for quite a few years, and it’s always fun.

This time I decided to go with the miscellaneous type posts, which some days will be whatever I want, and other days will be a resurrection of my older posts that pretty much no one or very few ever saw.

So, here we go with Letter M …

#AtoZChallenge 2021 April Blogging from A to Z Challenge letter M

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MATH BLINDNESS

Math blindness, also called discalculia, is a learning disability, in which the person has difficulty in comprehending numbers and anything math related.  It is seen as a developmental disorder, like dyslexia is with letters, reading, and writing.

A few everyday ways of doing things that are difficult for one who has math blindness, besides in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, and any higher mathmatics, are in the areas of…

  • telling/estimating time
  • reading maps
  • estimating distances
  • measurements
  • directions
  • scheduling
  • balancing a checkbook

Other problem areas that make it hard for the person with math blindness are in remembering names, they can be chronically late, have trouble filtering out distractions, being disoriented, losing things, and being absent-minded.

It has been documented also, that there is at least one skill the person is usually excellent at, and that is writing skills.

This learning disability can he hereditary or acquired. There are a few tests you can take to determine if you have it, but I’m sure most people already know that they do, just from living with the symptoms. I know I do.

I’ve had problems with all of these, from an early age. I can do simple math…sometimes. Even so, I mess it up nine times out of ten, and have no idea that I did it, or why, or how to fix it. Say something that involves numbers to me, and I kind of blank out…it’s just gibberish. I barely got by in math classes at school, and in high school I had to take remedial math in order to graduate, and barely made it through that. I even got fired from a job once, because I had to add up orders on a calculator -no less- and couldn’t enter the numbers correctly…kept transposing or omitting, so nothing ever came out right.

But, hey, I can write! That, as they say, is the silver lining to the gray cloud, in my view of things.

If you’d like to learn more about math blindness/discalculia, here is a link. http://www.learninginfo.org/dyscalculia.htm

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2021 BS

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – SOCS – Notice

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – SOCS – Notice

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Aug. 25/18

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We have a new SOCS badge! It’s really pretty! Congratulations to the winner of the design contest –  Pamela 

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Notice Notice Notice

I don’t like to get a notice. They are usually for something bad, like an overdue bill, or some scam you get in the mail, thinking you’ll be fooled into thinking it’s something important. Just stop already! Stop with the screaming Notice. Most times it is not that urgent, and is just calling attention to itself for no reason.

Notice

I’m just taking a little break until I think of something else to say about this.

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Notice

Maybe you didn’t notice, but I took a reallllly long break…probably about 24 hours or more. I didn’t notice when I stopped typing on this yesterday, but down at the bottom of this post is a notice that I last edited it at 11:02 a.m.  That has to be wrong, because I was sound asleep at that time

oh no! I just noticed I messed up, and I shouldn’t go back to fix it.

I wasn’t asleep at 11:02 a.m. I thought it meant p.m. Maybe I typed this yesterday at 11:02 a.m.  – yeah, because it’s been a long time since I typed it…had to have been yesterday. Well, there you have a good example (of many in my life) of how I just don’t get numbers or time or directions or instructions. Just this morning (or may have been last evening) my daughter & husband was commenting on how I can’t get things like this, when it seems easy for them. That’s because I messed up something else concerning dates and appointments. Ugh! It’s all so confusing!

Notice

I’ve noticed I really don’t have much else to say about notice. So…I’ll wish you the rest of your day/night to be a good one!

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

In Other Words -Stream of Consciousness Saturday – SOCS

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In Other Words – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – SOCS 

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Feb. 3/18

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This is where we write whatever we think, as it comes to mind, with no editing, except for spelling (maybe). Sometimes I follow the rules, and then sometimes I just have to look something up. I don’t think Linda minds. She’s nice like that, and even gives a prompt word to get us started. 🙂

It’s fun, so why not join in? See above link for details. Thanks, Linda!

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So, every time I tried typing ‘words’ it came out as ‘worlds’. Is that a sign that I should write something about the world, or other worlds? Maybe it’s just I can’t type right. I do seem to transpose letters all the time, whether typing the words, or reading them. Then I have to go back to do/read it right. I’m even worse with numbers. I don’t really understand much math, and whenever I look at numbers, both my mind freezes up, or the numbers jump around, so I can barely tell what they are. I mess up the check book a lot.

Well, enough about that. In other words, I’ve said all I want to about my discalculia (math blindness, I think it is).

Moving on. In other words, writing about the typing of world instead of words, got me thinking about one of my favorite soap operas, “Another World”. It’s been cancelled now for quite a few years, but I watched that one from the first airing, to the end. I was so upset when it went off the air. Here’s the intro song for the show.

“Another World”, by Crystal Gayle and Gary Morris, was chosen as the theme song for the soap opera, “Another World”. It was released in 1987, and ran through 1996. It was written by John Lefler and Ralph Schucket, and was on the Warner Bros. label.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

 

A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE…APRIL 15, 2014…LETTER M

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE

Today’s letter is…………..M

Thank you for visiting! Comments welcome! Happy reading!

MATH BLINDNESS

Math blindness, also called discalculia, is a learning disability, in which the person has difficulty in comprehending numbers and anything math related.  It is seen as a developmental disorder, like dyslexia is with letters, reading, and writing.

A few everyday ways of doing things that are difficult for one who has math blindness, besides in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, and any higher mathmatics, are in the areas of…

  • telling/estimating time
  • reading maps
  • estimating distances
  • measurements
  • directions
  • scheduling
  • balancing a checkbook

Other problem areas that make it hard for the person with math blindness are in remembering names, they can be chronically late, have trouble filtering out distractions, being disoriented, losing things, and being absent-minded.

It has been documented also, that there is at least one skill the person is usually excellent at, and that is writing skills.

This learning disability can he hereditary or acquired. There are a few tests you can take to determine if you have it, but I’m sure most people already know that they do, just from living with the symptoms. I know I do.

I’ve had problems with all of these, from an early age. I can do simple math…sometimes. Even so, I mess it up nine times out of ten, and have no idea that I did it, or why, or how to fix it. Say something that involves numbers to me, and I kind of blank out…it’s just gibberish. I barely got by in math classes at school, and in high school I had to take remedial math in order to graduate, and barely made it through that. I even got fired from a job once, because I had to add up orders on a calculator -no less- and couldn’t enter the numbers correctly…kept transposing or omitting, so nothing ever came out right.

But, hey, I can write! That, as they say, is the silver lining to the gray cloud, in my view of things.

If you’d like to learn more about math blindness/discalculia, here is a link. http://www.learninginfo.org/dyscalculia.htm

Thanks for reading! If you’d like to, visit my other blog for the entry on the letter M. Here is a link  http://ghostmmnc.blogspot.com