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Dyscalculia Online Test

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Does anyone know of a good online dyscalculia test? I want to take one to see if I might have that. 

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Nesf

Here's one. http://app.educational-psychologist.co.uk/screening/dyscalculic/

All of my answers were correct, but I took more time than average, because of concentration issues and because I need time to understand and think about the question. Also, I always need to double-check. I had this problem at school, too, I was always slow to finish any task, and it was a problem for timed exams.

Edit: I passed (I don't have dyscalculia).

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RiRi

I took less than 11 minutes to complete it, but I put I would be guessing for a lot of them. :/ I got risk of dyscalculia.

I took it a second time with 2 minutes to complete it, but I still got risk of dyscalculia.

I took it a third time and still got risk of dyscalculia.

I think I actually may have dyscalculia...... :wacko: 

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Catman2018

I got the risk of dyscaliculia too . I spend 5 minutes and 23 seconds on it. 

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@Catman2018 That's interesting. Truthfully, I don't know what dyscalculia entails. I've researched it before and what the person said resonated with me. Like having difficulty reading analog clocks. I do struggle with it, but I am able to read them. Also mental math, I suck at that. I couldn't do a problem in my head. If having dyscalculia basically means that a person isn't good at math, then I definitely have dyscalculia.

I think I read somewhere that you're good with computer stuff/computer programming. Are you good at math? 

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2 minutes ago, RiRi said:

@Catman2018 That's interesting. Truthfully, I don't know what dyscalculia entails. I've researched it before and what the person said resonated with me. Like having difficulty reading analog clocks. I do struggle with it, but I am able to read them. Also mental math, I suck at that. I couldn't do a problem in my head. If having dyscalculia basically means that a person isn't good at math, then I definitely have dyscalculia.

I think I read someone where that you're good with computer stuff/computer programming. Are you good at math? 

Yes, I am good at computer and IT stuff/and SQL, and HTML with PHP programming. I am okay in math. Some of the questions I took random shots in the dark I got some of the right. 

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Catman2018

@RiRi Why? Just curious, RiRi?

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RiRi
6 minutes ago, Catman2018 said:

Yes, I am good at computer and IT stuff/and SQL, and HTML with PHP programming. I am okay in math. Some of the questions I took random shots in the dark I got some of the right. 

Yes, just curious if being good at math is related to being good at programming or if it helps. And if being good at math is related to not having dyscalculia. I probably need to research more. 

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Catman2018
2 minutes ago, RiRi said:

Yes, just curious if being good at math is related to being good at programming or if it helps. And if being good at math is related to dyscalculia. I probably need to research more. 

You know what I didn't even think about with the math and computer connection. For example, in Access you can have a calculated field in database tables and queries.  I am also a Microsoft Office Specialist in Access 2016. I got certified in Access about a month ago. 

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RiRi
Just now, Catman2018 said:

You know what I didn't even think about with the math and computer connection. For example, in Access you can have a calculated field in database tables and queries. 

I don't know what access is, is it a program? Sorry, I'm clueless with programming/computer stuff of that sort. I wonder if @Miss Chief is good at math. I read that she's also good with computer stuff (don't know what to call it). 

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Catman2018
Just now, RiRi said:

I don't know what access is, is it a program? Sorry, I'm clueless with programming/computer stuff of that sort. I wonder if @Miss Chief is good at math. I read that she's also good with computer stuff (don't know what to call it). 

Access is a database program from Microsoft in the Microsoft Office suite. 

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RiRi
Just now, Catman2018 said:

Access is a database program from Microsoft in the Microsoft Office suite. 

I don't know what that even looks like. :lol: I know databases have a lot of numbers though.

For the dyscalculia test did you know any of the conversions? I failed all of those, but truthfully, if I were to take a math test and I had time to study for it, I don't think I'd do too bad in it. I don't know why that test based themselves on whether people know what unit is equal to another. 

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Miss Chief
27 minutes ago, RiRi said:

I wonder if @Miss Chief is good at math. I read that she's also good with computer stuff (don't know what to call it). 

I am good at math, I know I don't have dyscalculia which I have always understood to be a numerical form of dyslexia, so instead of struggling with letters, words and language you struggle with numbers and math.

I did the test to give you a point of comparison, my results are below:

Pass - 4 minutes - You scored well and the time taken suggests that your skills are fluent. Unless you have serious concerns that your mathematical skills are significantly lower than other skills, you have no need for a diagnostic assessment of your number skills. 

I will admit I was also watching something while I did the test so I probably could have done it faster, I got one answer 'incorrect' although that isn't really right since the question was 'Do you have difficulty managing money?' and that issue is as a result of ADHD ;) 

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HalfFull

I got 17/20 but its when doing Accountancy tasks it goes pear-shaped for me, so more likely a sequencing issue as I'm actually good at the actual arithmetic.

I'm looking for work at present, and would happily apply for an Accountancy support role if not for the issue just highlighted. So frustrating!

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Nesf

Mine gave me a 'pass' and I had 20/20, but it told me that I must be out of practice because I took a lot of time to finish. I guess I have two choices - either I do it fast and get some wrong, or I take as long as I need and have all correct. I always prefer the latter. I hate making mistakes.

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Whoknows

Passed. B)

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Dr-David-Banner

"Mine gave me a 'pass' and I had 20/20, but it told me that I must be out of practice because I took a lot of time to finish."
That's why intelligence can't be tested in black and white. You need to callculate slowly for serious maths and get the figures right. Only in employment speed is an issue. And there's my problem. I can calculate expected currents in microamps but put me on a till or ask me to do a few quick sums and I'm clueless. The cause is hyperfocus. Detail dominates the overall approach. The damage is done when the student is told he (or she) is thick on the basis of speed. You can be slow but still have good potential for maths through patterns and detail. Also for me if a question isn't specific, I won't understand. I once started a Paul Cooijman test but the term "cube" left me reeling. I guess it meant "square" but just one irregularity will throw me. I lack the ability to assume or draw the obvious estimate. It has to be specific.

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I learned another skill - hacking. Basically there was a software issue that prevented me logging into my website. I suspect it was a clash between software. I mailed the site customer service and chatted to the head programmer. I gave him my login and password as it's a pretty professional company in the US. He was able to log-in. I could not from my end. So, driven by frustration I found a way to hack into my own site and bypass usual methods. I then mailed the programmer and told him how I did it. I think he was a bit stunned but has left me to get on with it as I hacked purely into my own files.

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RiRi

@Dr-David-Banner Do you have dyscalculia? I read in another post you said something like "to those of you who have dyscalculia..." so that's where my question stems from. 

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Nesf
8 hours ago, Dr-David-Banner said:

"Mine gave me a 'pass' and I had 20/20, but it told me that I must be out of practice because I took a lot of time to finish."
That's why intelligence can't be tested in black and white. You need to callculate slowly for serious maths and get the figures right. Only in employment speed is an issue. And there's my problem. I can calculate expected currents in microamps but put me on a till or ask me to do a few quick sums and I'm clueless. The cause is hyperfocus. Detail dominates the overall approach. The damage is done when the student is told he (or she) is thick on the basis of speed. You can be slow but still have good potential for maths through patterns and detail. Also for me if a question isn't specific, I won't understand. I once started a Paul Cooijman test but the term "cube" left me reeling. I guess it meant "square" but just one irregularity will throw me. I lack the ability to assume or draw the obvious estimate. It has to be specific.

Yes, I'm slow to finish things, but that doesn't mean that I'm not intelligent. Unfortunately, most intelligence tests are based on speed, so if I were to take an IQ test, I suspect that I wouldn't do so well on it. I want my answer to be perfect and to be 100% sure that it's correct before I move on to the next one, and that, in general, is how I approach things in life.

Did you take the dyscalculia test? You say you have dyscalculia - this is a good opportunity to test that out.

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Dr-David-Banner

I think IQ tests for autistic people are not so accurate. Hans Asperger himself discovered that. For example, the autistic children were asked to describe the difference between a staircase and a ladder. Asperger received unorthodox answers - not the simpler expected one.
I was able to bypass my dyscalculia because I needed maths for electronics. I worked hard and found I was able to progress. It really is just like starting jogging when you're unfit. Just as lungs and muscles develop under stress, so does your analytical skill. I was lucky though as I had a context for the maths. I was using it when my books gave examples with circuits.
I wouldn't worry about speed unless there's an exam at stake. Or it may be speed of information process could cause employment issues. In my case I often do exam questions but if it takes 2 hours, I just focus on getting it right. Very important to remember is NTs are not good at explaining. The textbooks leave room for assumption or figure there's a teacher to clarify. Literal thinking is a factor.

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I recently spotted an error in an academic tutorial for high level electronics. It was a diagram of an FM detector circuit - one which is too expensive to make these days so classed as obsolete. Anyway, they had the polarity symbols of the audio output wrong. I spotted it very quickly. I then found a German schematic and confirmed the German schematic contradicted the tutorial thereby agreeing with my observation. All this boiled down to + - marked on one component.
According to Paul Cooijman autists don't test as more intelligent than NTs and more often test as less intelligent. However, they often have an amazing eye for detail and also associative horizon. This latter involves being able to tie up similarities between data that to normal people doesn't seem to connect. I have to agree as I really don't see myself as all that intelligent but I do work extremely hard and also have strong associative horizon. If you have AH it's considered to be a really good asset. It's very much addressed in the Columbo series on TV.

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Miss Chief
14 hours ago, Dr-David-Banner said:

the term "cube" left me reeling. I guess it meant "square" 

A cube is a 3D square, so it has 6 square faces (4 sides and a top and bottom), like a box or a Rubix cube (obviously not the little squares that you rotate the cube as a whole I mean). 

14 hours ago, Dr-David-Banner said:

I learned another skill - hacking. Basically there was a software issue that prevented me logging into my website. I suspect it was a clash between software. I mailed the site customer service and chatted to the head programmer. I gave him my login and password as it's a pretty professional company in the US. He was able to log-in. I could not from my end. So, driven by frustration I found a way to hack into my own site and bypass usual methods. I then mailed the programmer and told him how I did it. I think he was a bit stunned but has left me to get on with it as I hacked purely into my own files.

No one should ever ask for your password, they should have an admin logon they can use to test it. Are you suggesting you were able to access your site files without a username/password? I strongly recommend you find a new host if that is what you meant since that means anyone else can do it too, this is called a vulnerability and if they haven't fixed it even though you notified them then they are not a good host.

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RiRi
10 hours ago, Nesf said:

Yes, I'm slow to finish things, but that doesn't mean that I'm not intelligent. Unfortunately, most intelligence tests are based on speed, so if I were to take an IQ test, I suspect that I wouldn't do so well on it. I want my answer to be perfect and to be 100% sure that it's correct before I move on to the next one, and that, in general, is how I approach things in life.

Did you take the dyscalculia test? You say you have dyscalculia - this is a good opportunity to test that out.

I think he said in his post that he passed the dyscalculia online test with a 20/20 :) if I understood correctly. So he does have dyscalculia? Do you know if he mentioned this in another post?

I think I may have dyscalculia. I always miscount how many people there are. Like I can't do it by just glancing even if it's just 4 people. But, if he passed the test and he has dyscalculia perhaps the test isn't always an indicator that one can have dyscalculia? I wish I knew for sure if it's likely I have it. 

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