Math Made Easy

How symptoms commonly present

Dyscalculia/Acalculia:

Difficulty with math generally or unable to use numbers and do math.

  • Symptoms may commonly present as:
  • Errors in simple math problems i.e. 3 x 2 = 8
  • Needing to use fingers or lines of 5 or 10 instead of numerals to count
  • Multiplication and division issues
  • Word problem difficulties
  • Related problems can include:
  • Right-left orientation
  • Following directions (such as maps or sequential instructions)
  • Telling the time
  • Punctuality
  • Remembering events in sequences

Kids

  • Has difficulty telling time, managing time, learning sequenced information or tasks, or being on time
  • Computing math shows dependence on finger counting and other tricks; knows answers, but can’t do it on paper.
  • Can count, but has difficulty counting objects and dealing with money.
  • Can do arithmetic, but fails word problems; cannot grasp algebra or higher math.

Adults

  • May understand higher math, but can’t show it on paper.
  • May excel at math, or may still rely on tricks for remembering math facts
  • Relies on calculators or finger counting. May have difficulty with making change.
  • Difficulty with left/right and/or North, South, East, West.
  • Gets lost easily or never forgets a place they’ve been.
  • Difficulty reading maps.
  • May have anxiety or stress when driving in unfamiliar places. Relies on others to drive when possible
  • May lose track of time and is frequently late – or is highly aware of it and is very rarely late.
  • Finds it difficult to estimate how long a task will take to complete.
  • Excellent long-term memory for experiences, locations, and faces.
  • Poor memory for sequences, facts and information that has not been experienced.
  • Thinks primarily with images and feeling, not sounds or words (little internal dialogue).

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