Dyscalculia

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Dyscalculia is a common learning issue that affects a persons ability to do math related tasks
A Person with this disability may not understand quantities or concepts like biggest vs. smallest, understand that the numeral 5 is the same as the word five. Have trouble with the mechanics of doing math such as being able to recall math facts. They may understand the logic behind math,
but not how or when to apply what they know to solve math problems.

A Person with dyscalculia may also have trouble with:

  • patern regonition and number ordering
  • learning to count and skips over numbers.
  • recognizing number symbols.
  • learning and recalling basic math facts, such as 2 + 4 = 6.
  • correctly identifiying and using mathametical symbols
  • Mental math.
  • visual-spatial representations of numbers, such as number lines,
  • grasping information shown on graphs or charts.
  • Struggles to apply math concepts to money, including estimating the total cost,
  • making exact change and figuring out a tip.
  • measuring things like ingredients in a simple recipe or
  • liquids in a bottle.
  • finding different approaches to the same math problem.

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