Dyscalculia is a learning disability that makes math challenging to process and understand.
Is this your bus?
No I'm on bus 45 not 54
Wait that is my bus! I hate when I read numbers backwards. I am so embaressed
That is bus 45!
I have a disability called Dyscalculia. Some of the symptoms of my disability are* Reading numbers backwards similar to dyslexia.* Difficulties with processing numbers and quantities, including: connecting a number to the quantity it represents (the number 2 to two apples)* Counting forward and backwards*comparing amounts*difficulty linking numbers*trouble with mental math*troubles with recognizing patterns and sequencing numbers.
How come you read your bus number backwards?
What helps you in math class when assignments get hard?
More time on tests, allowing the use of calculators, the use of numbers charts, and using real life manipulatives.
I am so glad there are supports to help you be successful in the classroom!
Also, Ms. Williams helps by breaking down problems into smaller steps, reviewing lessons often, and uses visuals on posters. It is also helpful when she writes and draws the problems out.