People who have dyscalculia have difficulty in learning and acquiring math skills.

Some signs of Dyscalculia include:

Poor number sense

A child with dyscalculia struggles with comparing numbers, understanding the relationship between numbers and may find estimating difficult. 

Struggles with learning math concepts

A child with dyscalculia does not understand place value, and has little concept of time, insufficient skills with money and lacks a mental number line.

Difficulty with math language

Dyscalculia makes it difficult to understand concepts such as “more” and “less”, and to learn and memorize arithmetic symbols, like “+” and “-“.


Children with Dyscalculia often exhibit anxiety around math. They tend to avoid  math related tasks and try to hide their lack of knowledge by saying, “This is too easy/boring for me.”