Count me in for the "trouble with numbers" crew. I was always good with maths but counting gave me trouble until Dom explained the whole "fence posts and fence panels" problem... cleared that up... mostly.
I've got a great reputation with giving people phone messages with phone numbers attached I'm afriad that a string of numbers means nothing to me without context and if it means nothing then it's like water through a sieve!
According to my prior "improvement" to the counting system, yes
1.1, 1.2, 1.3.... 1.9, 1.
2.1, 2.2, ......2.9, 2.
I forget why that made sense to me at the time. Something about keeping the parts of a number with the number they were preceeding.
Isn't it time for a colourful metaphor?
I've tried that with some success. Forming some exterior pattern of my own to untangle a number problem. Sometimes I attach a mental picture which grounds the immaterial numbers. For example, my math teacher in college once told us to create an algebraic word problem using statistics. I thought that was the end of me right there. What I decided to do was try to determine the average number of stray black and white tuxedo cats my father was bound to attract in the next 15 years based on the past and current flow of stray tuxedo cats. That helped tremendously. I saw the cats in my mind and the fixed passage of years. I needed something fixed to work from. (and the median number was 3.4 cats per year. LOL)
But things like algebra that include both numbers and letters will quite literally reduce me to tears. I couldn't do it if my life depended on it.
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Same here. I still have to ask my sister for numbers to friends I've had for over a decade. Context is vital to my retention.I've got a great reputation with giving people phone messages with phone numbers attached I'm afriad that a string of numbers means nothing to me without context and if it means nothing then it's like water through a sieve!
eNFJ 4w3 sx/so 468 tritype
Neutral Good
EII-Fi subtype, Ethical/Empath, Delta/Beta
RLUEI, Choleric/Melancholic
Inquistive/Limbic
AIS Holland code
Researcher: VDI-P
Dramatic>Sensitive>Serious
I'm quite opposite to you, Pink. I'm good with numbers althought I would say if we go to university level abstract mathematics then I'm not so great. But basic counting, I'm pretty good as well as accounting and budgets and all sort of "calculator" stuff. I do lot of counting in my head, without a calculator or paper.
So it should be obvious that I just love to solve sudoku problems even if I'm just a starter with all that. So, I haven't really been solving difficult sudokus, at least yet.
I too hate Sudoku and don't understand the people who walk into poles on the subway because they're too busy doing a sudoku puzzle. People are doing Samurai Sudoku and all types of crazy number related stuff. I tried it once and felt lightheaded with mild nausea.
Math is hard.
i love sudoku. I'm pretty sure the difficulty levels are determined by how many numbers are given when you begin, and what rows/columns they're in.
Sudoku Mega is where it's at. It's a 4x4 grid with numbers and letters.
As a Sudoku purist, I get sort of upset when people have to write the little numbers in the boxes.