Discussion on Dyscalculia

Last month, Brooke Istas and I hosted a synchronous discussion on dyscalculia in adult education.  This week, we are continuing the conversation on strategies and resources for supporting learners with math-related learning differences and disability in the Math and Numeracy group.  You can join the conversation there by heading to this link. 

Here's a preview of what you'll find:

According to the National Center for Learning (2020), Dyscalculia is a learning difficulty that affects an individual’s ability to do basic arithmetic such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.  Adults with Dyscalculia often take longer when working with numbers and may be more prone to making mistakes in calculation. Symptoms/signs may include difficulty with the following: 

  • Understanding concepts of place value, quantity, positive and negative values, and  carrying / borrowing
  • Organizing problems on a page and keeping numbers lined up;
  • Sequencing information or events;
  • Recognizing patterns
  • Putting language into math processes
  • Understanding concepts related to time (i.e., days, weeks, months)
  • Solving word problems

Join us in the Math and Numeracy group to learn more and contribute your experience working this population.