when I was seventeen I was put through a litany of tests and though my language skills were excellent, I had the equivalent of dyslexia with numbers. They would not stick in my head, sometimes they moved around, I would focus hard on 4112 and when I looked bacm it would no doubt be 4211. If I didn't know better I would think someone was playing a practical joke. the poor ability at math had me thinking I was dumb, so I didn't try at English or writing or science with any effort. The more I can visualize math equations such as adding, subtracting and multiplication, as well as finding the logic behind it, helps a lot.
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