Dyscalculia /ˌdɪskælˈkjuːliə/ is difficulty in learning or comprehending arithmetic, such as difficulty in understanding numbers, learning how to manipulate numbers, performing mathematical calculations and learning facts in mathematics. It is generally seen as the mathematical equivalent to dyslexia.
Dyscalculia is a specific neurological learning disorder characterized by difficulty with learning or comprehending arithmetic. Dyscalculia covers a wide range of issues with math from the inability to understand numbers to the inability to apply math principles to solve math problems.
Dyscalculia may be observed as a difficulty with understanding numbers, manipulating numbers, learning math facts, recognizing symbols used associated with performing calculation, sequence of numbers or events, making change and handling money, measuring and telling time, estimating quantities, showing steps in math problems, understanding word problems, and difficulty recognizing patterns when calculating with addition, subtraction, multiplication or division.
Math Disability Checklist
Difficulty recognizing symbols
Difficulty learning math facts
Difficulty recognizing patterns
Difficulty understanding word problems
Poor at making change and handling money
Difficulty showing steps in math problems
Trouble interpreting charts, graphs and tables
Difficulty with understanding sequence of numbers or events
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