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stackodev9134109dI have dyscalculia. I wish I could relate. While I was happy to take one Calculus class where they FINALLY told us what derivatives were used for in the real world and not the fantasy world of a prior professor’s dissertation, I still have trouble with math. I flip positive and negative signs, transpose numbers, forget steps, and generally cannot logic my way out of a wet paper bag. When I do, it takes LOTS of trial and error and writing crap down or using a spreadsheet. When I tell people I’m a programmer AND am bad at math, they don’t understand how that can even be a thing.
kescherRant23552109dMeanwhile, ever since I got into programming I suck at maths, and it is currently a possible factor of failing my grade.
heyheni18461108dthe thing i remember from math class was "algebra? who the fuck needs that in real life? why do i have to know this? I don't see any use of that, I hate it"
Mosesrocks451108d@stackodev the thing is that math that you learn in school is very unstructured. They give you a white paper and tell you to draw solutions from the realm of your imagination.
Programming is very structured, there are very specific rules you have to follow. I always felt like rather than being restrictions, these rules were a framework I could lean on.
Also, I wish you the best of luck with your dyscalculia, maybe you can find some creative way that helps you!
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