Cooking, fractions & reply attribution... (was: electro-Physics: 17.3409 volts

From: Dwight K. Elvey <>
Date: Mon Dec 13 17:32:06 2004

>From: "Roger Merchberger" <>
>Dyslexia. There are a lot more kinds of it than just writing your letters
>backwards (my type) -- I have two friends that *just can't spell*, and my
>wife is LD in math; she can't handle decimals or fractions! Oh, guess who
>has the most college degrees of the 4 people I just mentioned: my wife.
>Some people's brains are just plain *wired funny* -- sometimes it's a good
>thing, sometimes it's not.
>Roger "Merch" Merchberger

 When I was in grade school, I used to get B+'s on my
math test. The teacher told me to write down the intermediate
steps so that I could get more credit for partial solutions.
Up till then I'd been working the problems out in my head
and then just writing out the answer.
 An interesting result happened. My intermediate work had
the same number or percentage of errors as my final results.
Of course, I still worked them in my head or the final results
would have been worse because of the cumulative effects.
This was one of the first indications that I was dyslexic
and not just lazy ( I was that as well ). I just made errors
in translating what was in my head to the paper. Later, I found
simple ways to check my results and got 100% on my test :)
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