We have all heard of dyslexia and that it is related to problems with reading, writing and spelling, but did you know that dyscalculia is the word for people who have difficulties with learning maths.
It is a condition that impairs an individual’s ability to learn number-related concepts, perform accurate maths calculations, reason and problem solve, and ace other basic maths skills. It can sometimes be called ‘number dyslexia’ or ‘math dyslexia’.
The British Dyslexic Association says the definition of dyscalculia is “a specific and persistent difficulty in understanding numbers which can lead to a diverse range of difficulties with mathematics. It will be unexpected in relation to age, level of education and experience and occurs across all ages and abilities.