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Dyscalculia #20392
02/27/01 11:01 AM
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Jackie Offline OP
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Does anyone else remember a post or two here about this word, a long time ago? In fact, I had been thinking it was a repeat AWAD. But I can't find a mention of it in either forum, excepting AWAD for this very month.

Quite possibly I have lost my mind (again--happens frequently), but I could swear I remember posting here that I suffer from it. Any efforts appreciated.


Never mind... #20393
02/27/01 12:08 PM
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My mind underwent a pandiculation, and I remembered the word I was seeking was acalculia.
Plus, I realized I left the s out of the original title. Should have had some caffeine before posting...


Re: Never mind... #20394
02/27/01 03:08 PM
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How about "Octal" posted July 19th in Wordplay and Fun.

Also used by Tsuwn, Nov. 15, Election Squeakers, under Miscellany.


Re: Never mind... #20395
03/10/01 06:13 PM
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acalculia - inability to do simple arithmetic tasks.
Oh, Jackie! I have enough to keep budget and checkbook squared away ...if I should lose that ... !!
But would dysacalculia mean you *can do simple arithmetic tasks?
Or that you had acalculia and it went away? And dysacalculia is a healthy mental state? MDs *do love to name everything.
The mind boggles.
It's all that thinking about numbers that does it.
wow


Re: Never mind... #20396
03/10/01 09:02 PM
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When asked "How much is two times two" the victim of acalculia says "what's times?"

When asked "How much is two times two?" the victim of dyscalculia says "five"


Re: Dyscalculia #20397
03/17/01 08:58 PM
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Jackie,

A search for "dyscalculia" at encyclopediabrittanica.com yields a link to an article by Ruth Shalit, "Defining Disability Down." A parenthetical in the abstract suggests that dyscalculia is a kind of learning disorder, presumably some sort of difficulty learning math. I didn't have patience to read the article and it probably contains no information on the word itself, but it's a start.


Pithy definitions #20398
03/18/01 02:15 PM
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When asked "How much is two times two" the victim of acalculia says "what's times?"
When asked "How much is two times two?" the victim of dyscalculia says "five"


Loved that, Dr. Bill



Re: Dyscalculia #20399
03/18/01 09:22 PM
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A search for "dyscalculia" at encyclopediabrittanica.com

Just to give you a little tip, it's much easier to type just britannica.com, which will result in the same website.



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