RL: I have a genius IQ (147), and I struggled to pass high school Geometry and high school Algebra 2. My Mom and all of the siblings all also have genius IQ’s (140+ IQ = genius) and they all struggled with higher math.
Gay State Girl: Have yo been diagnosed with Dyscalculia at all?
No, I am actually better at math than your average person. I scored 70th percentile on my junior college entrance exam. That means I am better at math than 70% of the population. I can calculate figures right off the top of my head so well that it blows away some normie types. My numeracy is just fine.
I just cannot do the higher stuff.
To me algebra and especially geometry never seemed to make sense. I mean I understood the logic behind it but I did not understand why the logic was the logic. For instance, I did not understand why you had to go through X steps using the correct statements in the correct order in order to proof something in a proof statement. My idea was, “Well you just look at and it’s clear that A = B+ C – Z. Just look at the damn thing.” Nope, instead you had to do a precise number of steps with the correct statement in each one with them all ordered in a certain way and none out of place. I never could do it.
Afterwards I would go through the steps and figure out, “Ok I see how they did that.” But my attitude was, “Why go through all that trouble to prove something that is pretty clear a couple of steps of the way in?” I didn’t understand why they were doing it in that long drawn-out way instead of what I considered to be the easy, more logical way.
Algebra 2, never could get the hang of it. Flunked the course, had to take it in summer school, had the teacher himself as my personal instructor with 1-2 other people in the class, finally got a D I think.
But I would think that anyone who has better math skills than 70% of the population could not possibly have Dyscalculia, whatever that is.