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stackodev
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I didn’t. I suck at it. That’s why I ended up being a manager. Not that I didn’t try, but according to a scientific test I took in college to figure out why I kept failing my math classes, I’m screwed in the math and logic department. I sure know how to read and write, though, so I guess I have that going for me.

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    Nonsense, unless you have a type of numerical dyscalculia you can get better and it if you want by simply learning how to study better.

    Read "aind for numbers" by Barbara Oakley.(PhD) and see what you can come up with in terms of your own learning abilities.

    Only if you want tho. I refuse to believe that people are bad at math because other dickheads tell them they are.
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    *Mind For Numbers***
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    A manager that admits being terrible at logic! That has to be a world first.

    More seriously, I agree with @AleCx04. You can accomplish anything you put your mind to. (And can accomplish nothing you put your mind against.)
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    @AleCx04 I have been diagnosed with numerical dyscalculia. I flip numbers in my head, can’t keep track of long division, complex multiplication (beyond 2 digits), keeping positive/negative straight, basically all the classic symptoms. I need hours to do 20 of what my peers consider to be simple Algebra or Calculus problems. And come exam time, I can only perform marginally IF I have open book, open notes, and unlimited time.
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    @AleCx04 It’s plagued me since my parents and teachers first started teaching me. I was always in “the dumb kids group” for everything math-related. The best I’ve been able to do is cope by using calculators and spreadsheets and getting really good at hiring people to do the things I fall short of. I know what they’re saying and doing well enough to hire and manage them, but I lack the logical and numerical agility to consistently perform at the level of other coders. I can do piles of tutorials on any number of coding languages and I understand it all at a high level. But when I try to do any original coding, my mind just won’t cooperate. It’s like all I hear/see is “static” and I can’t keep anything straight. My best work is objectively garbage compared to that of coders who don’t have dyscalculia.
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    @stackodev samn b, first one I've met.
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