DYSCALCULIA IS AN ARITHMETIC-DIFFICULTY Dyscalculia is a learning disability/difficulty in maths/arithmetic. A child who struggles with math persistently but does well in other classes may have dyscalculia. Children with dyscalculia struggles with maths at many basic levels. They often struggle with key concepts like bigger vs smaller and even abstract arithmetic. Dyscalculia is sometimes called math dyslexia.
DYSCALCULIA IS AN ARITHMETIC-DIFFICULTY; SYMPTOMS
•Trouble grasping the meaning of quantities or concepts like bigger vs smaller.• Trouble understanding that the numeral 5 is the same as word five, and that both mean five items.• Trouble remembering math facts in school, like time tables.• Trouble counting money or making change• Trouble estimating time.• Trouble judging speed or distance•DYSCALCULIA IS AN ARITHMETIC-DIFFICULTY; Trouble understanding the logic behind math• Trouble holding numbers in the head while solving problems• Having high levels of mathematical anxiety• Having difficulties while counting backwards
DYSCALCULIA IS AN ARITHMETIC-DIFFICULTY; INTERVENTION MEASURES
1. Talk or write Out a Problem. Talking through a problem or writing it down in a sentence can help in seeing relationships between the elements.2. Draw the ProblemThis also helps visual learners see the relationships and understand concepts.3. Break Tasks Down into Subsets. Separating the problem into it’s component parts and working through them one at a time can help the student focus, see connections and avoid overload.4. Use “Real-Life” Cues and Physical ObjectsRelating maths to the practicalities of daily life can help dyscalculic students make sense of concepts and see relationship between numbers. Tools like measuring cups, rulers and countable objects that students can manipulate can make math concepts less abstract5. Review oftenShort frequent review sessions everyday helps to keep information fresh and applicable to the next new task. Creating written or draw references such as cards or diagrams can help with quick reviews.
There are two possible causes of dyscalculia:
DYSCALCULIA IS AN ARITHMETIC-DIFFICULTY; Genes and heredity:
Dyscalculia tends to run in families. Research shows that genetics may also play a part in problems with math.