I have always had trouble in math, but just thought that I wasn't too good at it. But recently I met a girl who has something like math dyslexia (or something like that, I don't remember what it's called.) But when she talked about it, I realized that was I had and was going thru! I now think I may have a LD problem, but my parents just think I'm lazy and won't get me tested. My teacher told me to take notes, and I do every class. But they don't help because I go back to refer to them and I don't see how I got from point A to point B. I'm starting to get really depressed because it's my junior year in high school and everyone says colleges concentrate alot on junior year. So far, I'm failing math and it's brining my whole GPA down. I used ot be such a good student but now I don't care about school anymore because I'm so depressed. This is a bit of a rant, but does anyone know what I can do? As I said, my parents won't take me to get tested, so they won't pay for anything.
It sounds like you're talking about dyscalculia, but whether or not you have it is the question. It seems like you're just having a lot of trouble in math, as many people do in high school. I'm sure your parents have a good reason for not getting you tested, and if your teachers throughout your school career thought there was a chance that you might have a learning disability, they more than likely would've referred you before now.
I'm realizing at the age of 40 ish that I probably had dyscalcia and only because I'm finding out that my son has a learning disability called auditory processing disorder. Lots of kids don't find out they have a problem until they are in college or in high school. My husbands' colleague just found out his son was dyslexic weeks before his final exams in high school. Bright kids compensate until they hit the wall. I suggest you go to the site called teaching math and read some of the postings. Testing isn't the end all or be all. There are tests you can get on the internet to try yourself. If you're really hitting a wall you can jump to the conclusion-that you may have a mild form of dyslexia that makes it more difficult for you to do higher math. If you did test that you had some difficulty it would mean learning math in a way that suits your brain. Will your parents pay for a tutour?? I know mine would not have-there wasn't enough money to go around. You might be able to post a specific question and find a textbook or system that might help you fairly inexpensively on the teaching math site. If you do have a problem and you seem to be sincere about learning you've already compensated on your own for a no. of years. You can be proactive and be your own advocate. If you educate your parents-then they may be willing to help. Good luck!