I don't have very strong Dyscalculia, but I still have a generalized math disability, and despite receiving double-time to do quizzes and exams in my Calculus 1 course, I am still struggling to achieve the C grade I need to move onto Calc 2 which is required for my Computer Science major.

I want to improve at math and I am curious if there are specialized strategies people like me might benefit from.

I understand self-help questions are banned here, but judging by the response to the meta-site post regarding that. It seems like it might be allowable if the answers to the question can provide help to more than just the individual who posted the question.


closed as off-topic by Arnon Weinberg Apr 19 at 21:08

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    $\begingroup$ You may wish to ask this over in math.stackexchange.com $\endgroup$ – Chris Rogers Apr 15 at 4:46
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    $\begingroup$ matheducators.stackexchange.com may also be of use (maybe even more than the standard math.se, I think that stack is mostly for asking questions about math rather than math learning). Math educators is tilted towards educators but does not exclude learners outright, and it seems like a question like this would be useful to both learners and teachers (and similar questions may already exist there - search those first). $\endgroup$ – Bryan Krause Apr 15 at 15:37
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    $\begingroup$ A more specific description of the "generalized math disability" might be useful, too (unless that's already an accepted term - this isn't my area so apologies if I am ignorant), besides just ruling out dyscalculia. Maybe this paper: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5803013 would help classify where you fall? $\endgroup$ – Bryan Krause Apr 15 at 15:41
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    $\begingroup$ I've decided to close this question after all. I disagree with @BryanKrause that a more specific description would help this question, as I think it will just make it more self-help than it already is. Some other options: Edit the question to remove personal references so that it is just a question on treatment/therapy for math learning disability, or try matheducators.SE as suggested - there is a similar, well-received question there. $\endgroup$ – Arnon Weinberg Apr 19 at 21:13
  • $\begingroup$ @ArnonWeinberg I should clarify that I meant that suggestion for reframing the question to matheducators. $\endgroup$ – Bryan Krause Apr 19 at 21:33