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.”
Amanda Eng is our Dyscalculia specialist, highly qualified in this area with an Advanced Diploma from the University of Worcester in Overcoming Barriers in Learning Mathematics.