Dyscalculia. Dyslexia Teaching Assistant Course December 2010. Is dyscalculia ‘dyslexia with maths’?. There are many reasons why a person may be bad at Maths. There will not be an instant or simple cure because there is no one reason
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Dyslexia Teaching Assistant Course
‘a condition that affects the ability to acquire arithmetical skills. Dyscalculic learners may have difficulty understanding simple number concepts, lack an intuitive grasp of numbers and have problems learning number facts and procedures. Even if they produce a correct answer or use a correct method they may do so mechanically and without confidence.’
There is a growing acceptance within the research that there are some pupils who present:
And there are pupils who
A few golden rules
Question Response Comment/ strategy
Throw 10 beans.
Be cautious in
labelling children as
Pinpoint the difficulty and use multisensory approaches to teach and overlearn mathematical concepts