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maths problemsis it true that if u a havign probles with maths u have a disease?

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bevlyn | Student, Undergraduate | eNoter

Posted August 11, 2012 at 9:25 AM via web

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is it true that if u a havign probles with maths u have a disease?

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wannam | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

Posted August 11, 2012 at 7:35 PM (Answer #2)

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It is highly unlikely that problems with the subject math indicate a disease.  There could be certain conditions which might inhibit or inhance a person's performance in math, but this would hardly be the only symptom.  Many people are not great in mathematics and are completely healthy.  A poor grade and/or understanding of math in and of itself is not an indication of disease.

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vaaruni | High School Teacher | Salutatorian

Posted August 12, 2012 at 7:15 AM (Answer #3)

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"Math Problem" could be understood in two ways :                                           1) Solving maths problems   2) Maths has become problem for you.              Case-1: To solve a math problem follow the following steps :                             i) first you should read carefuly and understand the problem. ii)Write down what is given and what is/are to be found.  iii) Write down the formulas related to the topic e.g:percentage,profit loss,simple interest e.tc Or expansion(squares and cubes), factorisation,endices e.t.c.  iii)Apply the formula u think best suited and solve the problem. v) If problem is solved then o-o-o-..pi feel happy  vi) in case not solved then try using next best formula. Never feel dejected if not able to solve, after number of attempts(triying out different formulas) and practiseing you will be able to solve the problems fast. case-2 : If maths has become problem for you then, go to a good maths teacher,who has patient and come down to your level. Take his/her help and guidence           

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embizze | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted August 12, 2012 at 6:12 PM (Answer #4)

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It is estimated the between 3 and 6% of the population suffer from dyscalculia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dyscalculia), a mental condition akin to dyslexia. However, I believe that for most people the trouble comes from (1) not taking the time to really master the basics (addition/multiplication of whole numbers,fractions, signed numbers as well as solving problems involving/using ratios and percentages) and (2) not taking the time/putting in the effort to really comprehend the concepts. You must be prepared to work hard on your own, and then to ask questions to complete your understanding, and then to practice so that the skills become automatic. Conceptual understanding without skills is useless, while skills without conceptual understanding is barren.

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twinkysweet30 | Student , Grade 11 | Salutatorian

Posted September 16, 2012 at 6:38 AM (Answer #6)

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It is highly unlikely that problems with the subject math indicate a disease.  There could be certain conditions which might inhibit or inhance a person's performance in math, but this would hardly be the only symptom.  Many people are not great in mathematics and are completely healthy.  A poor grade and/or understanding of math in and of itself is not an indication of disease

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juxaposition | Student , Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 20, 2012 at 10:45 PM (Answer #7)

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so what if u tried your best to solve the problem went through all the necessary ways in which u can get help and still having problems with maths? this can be very frustrating to us students bespecially when you are in an examination class (form 5) what else can u do now

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juxaposition | Student , Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 20, 2012 at 10:46 PM (Answer #8)

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so what if u tried your best to solve the problem went through all the necessary ways in which u can get help and still having problems with maths? this can be very frustrating to us students especially when you are in an examination class (form 5) what else can u do now

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quantatanu | Student , Undergraduate | Valedictorian

Posted September 23, 2012 at 8:23 PM (Answer #9)

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Roger Penrose said, if one has problem with Mathematics, that means that he/she had a bad Mathematics teacher at school. I also believe that. An excellent mathematics teacher is able to explain maths easily to anyone, he/she can make it as if Maths is the easiest subject. So its the problem with the teaching I suppose.

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted September 30, 2012 at 8:43 PM (Answer #10)

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There is a learning disability called dysgraphia, which can involve your ability to recognize numbers.  Many other learning disabilities can also impact memory and thinking, and processing.  Some diseases do affect mental function.  Just because you are bad at math does not mean you have a disease.

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