I'm having difficulty at the moment working through pure maths with the limitation that regardless of the time I spend on a subject..no matter how straight-forwards things seem...2 weeks or so afterwards I can only vaguely remember the concepts, such that when I'm reading another proof that uses something proven or stated elsewhere I have to re-read what I have read from a different chapter and find myself surprised at what I have forgotton(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Thing that really worries me is that I'm having to flog myself much harder now because in the last 3 months I have diverted most of the time I would have spent with pure maths playing a stupid game and concentrated only on mechanics (partly because I can visualise concepts in this subject easier, I also find it fascinating...and got annoyed with advancing at a snails pace in maths)...but worse still, even in the lower end of the grand scheme of things I am absolubtely nowhere! and at the rate I'm going might be stuck in nowhere.

I've recently stopped playing this game and bought a book on mathematical reasoning and number theory to try and alleviate this problem and help me to write and understand proofs better...but I'm way behind where I wanted to be and will reach a point soon that I shall need to keep traversing between books to follow the material, and thus slow me down even further.

Has anyone else had this sort of problem and found ways to overcome it or is it unforunate that being able to consign many things to memory is necessary and some of us (like me) just don't have this facility?

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