What is Dyscalculia? Dyscalculia is not as widely researched as it's cousins Dyslexia and Dysgraphia. Dyscalculia is the result of a neurological difference that results in difficulty in understanding sequencing, mathematical concepts and memorization of multiplication facts. Dyscalculia was originally defined by the Czechoslovakia researcher Kosc, as a difficulty in mathematics as a result of impairment to particular parts of the brain involved in mathematical cognition, but without a general difficulty in cognitive function. Dyscalculia includes difficulty in learning or comprehending arithmetic, such as difficulty in understanding numbers, learning how to manipulate numbers, and learning facts in mathematics, involving difficulties with time, measurement, and spatial reasoning. People with dyscalculia have difficulty working with numbers in a variety of ways.
There is another type of dyscalculia called "acquired dyscalculia" which is acquired (usually in adults) as a result of brain injury or stroke. We will not be addressing this type of Dyscalculia. Below you will find a list of signs that are likely indicators that you or your child has Dyscalculia. We provide tutoring services for students who struggle learning math traditionally.
Trouble remembering math facts
Math homework messy, with the problems lined up wrong
Always asking, "How much longer?"
Trouble learning to count, or is she still using fingers to count long after other kids have stopped
Avoids playing games (like Trouble or Risk) that use math concepts
Has a hard time remembering basic math facts, such as 3 + 3 = 6 or 2 × 3 = 6
Leaves out or mix up numbers, or put numbers in the wrong columns, when writing
Has difficulty telling time or sticking to a schedule
Has trouble consistently knowing left from right
Reading maps is a challenge
Can’t remember math formulas and rules
Has a hard time solving word problems that use phrases like “less than” or “more than”
Is confused when talking time frame of events in the past or future
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