1000Knives wrote:

I put "I'm terrible at math." But I'm probably actually falling under "I have a math disability," due to my NVLD. When I was younger I was in private school, and did reasonably good at arithmetic, but the teachers spent a LOT of time individually with me to make sure I "got" stuff. That and I'd study flash cards with my mother an hour a night sometimes, etc. Arithmetic is sorta easy, as it's almost more rote memorization, ie, you can get through long division with just having times tables memorized. Like at school, we even did things called "Mad Minute" sheets, where it was 1 minute, and 50 times table problems, and I'd not do too bad at them, I wasn't top of the class, but I was definitely higher middle, usually getting like 40ish problems done in a minute.

Once I got to pre-algebra in middle school I failed miserably, and they gave me a D- just to let me advance to 9th grade. 9th grade math in SPED, I was basically prealg, and failed that. Oddly enough, in business math and statistics, I did great, it's very concrete and just relies on basic arithmetic, and it's more real life concepts to work with, too. I could do story problems better than just seeing numbers.

I'm pretty much the polar opposite of this.