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Discussion in 'Teaching and Learning' started by Jenfs, Jun 19, 2015.

  1. Jenfs

    Jenfs Welcome New Poster

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    Apologies if this isn't in the right place - if so, if anyone has any input as to where it could go, I'd appreciate that.

    I have dyscalculia. I can do basic maths for everyday life. I can do mental arithmetic off the top of my head, and work out percentages, ratios, perform basic formulae so long as BODMAS (brackets, orders, multiplication, addition and subtraction) applies to it, and don't really have much trouble with the sort of maths you need for basic living.

    What I struggle with though is the abstract thought processes behind things like exponentials, logs, calculus and things like that.

    My worry is this:are any of the things I've mentioned that I struggle with things I would need to be able to use on a daily basis as a practising podiatrist? I paid a private tutor to help me get through my exams for my HNC and failed the maths ones pretty spectacularly.

    Would anybody be willing to share their input about the sort of Maths and numeracy skills you use as podiatrists on a day-to-day basis please? I'd appreciate any information or advice anyone would be able to offer me.
  2. You'll be fine.
  3. Jenfs

    Jenfs Welcome New Poster

    Thanks for the reassurance :) I think I've got myself a bit unnecessarily worried over this, but it's good to know it won't be an issue for me.
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