Hannah (apathykisses) wrote,

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born mathematician. :)

I have struggled in certain areas of learning all throughout school (or atleast in the times that i was actually enrolled in school...) . my academic counselor suggested i take this assessment test (used for determining learning disabilities). my results revealed that my fluid reasoning is very low, as well as my short-term memory, math calculation skills, and math reasoning. I scored very high in visual-spatial thinking, and average in long-term retrieval, auditory processing, and processing speed.

The following is some info I gathered up from the internet about how the visual-spatial mind works.. among other things.

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according to this article http://www.visualspatial.org/Articles/mthstrat.pdf, visual-spatial thinkers are born mathematicians!!! :) 
"In our case files, we have dozens of children who show superior grasp of mathematical relations, but inferior abilities in mathematical computation. These children consistently see themselves as poor in mathematics and most hate math. This situation is terribly unfortunate, since their visual-spatial abilities and talent in mathematical analysis would indicate that they are "born mathematicians."
Book on visual thinking:
"The visual spatial learner thrives on complexity, yet struggles with easy material; loves difficult puzzles, but hates drill and repetition; is great at geometry and physics, but poor at phonics and spelling. She has keen visual memory, but poor auditory memory; is creative and imaginative, but inattentive in class; is a systems thinker, all the while disorganized, forgets the details. He excels in math analysis, but is poor at calculation; has high reading comprehension, but low word recognition; has an excellent sense of humor, and performs poorly on timed tests." by Linda Kreger Silverman
Tags: research, visual-spatial thinking

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