1. Difficulty understanding numerical concepts
People with dyscalculia often struggle to grasp fundamental mathematical concepts, such as number relationships, operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division), fractions, decimals and percentages. At a more advanced level, people with dyscalculia can have difficulty with more complex tasks such as algebra, geometry and calculus.
2. Difficulty with basic math skills such as counting, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
People with dyscalculia often find it difficult to remember the order of operations and may have a hard time performing calculations accurately and quickly. They may make mistakes when counting or using a calculator.
3. Inaccurate perception of time
People with dyscalculia may experience difficulty in estimating how long activities will take, judging the passage of time or knowing the correct day or date on a calendar. This can lead to disorganization, missed deadlines, lateness for appointments, etc.
4. Poor sense of spatial awareness
People with dyscalculia may have trouble understanding information that is presented graphically or visually, such as maps or diagrams. They may also struggle to accurately measure distances, judge the size of objects or recognize shapes and angles.
5. Difficulty estimating quantity
People with dyscalculia often have trouble accurately estimating the amount of things, such as money, food or supplies needed for a task. This can lead to overspending or under-ordering items needed for activities.
6. Poor problem solving skills
People with dyscalculia tend to approach problems in a more rigid way than is necessary and may struggle to break down tasks into smaller steps that can be solved more easily. They may also have difficulty finding alternative approaches when their initial attempts fail.
7. Trouble with directionality or navigating in space
People with dyscalculia may have difficulty orienting themselves in physical space or understanding instructions that involve directions, such as paths to take or steps to follow.
8. Confusion between left and right
People with dyscalculia often struggle to accurately differentiate between their left and right sides and can be confused when asked to complete activities that require them to distinguish the two.
9. Difficulty comprehending graphs or charts
People with dyscalculia may find it difficult to interpret data presented graphically, such as bar graphs, pie charts or line graphs. They may also struggle with word problems that involve mathematical reasoning.
10. Mathematical anxiety
Some people with dyscalculia experience a high level of stress or anxiety when faced with math tasks. This can be debilitating and make it difficult for them to complete even basic mathematical calculations. It is important to address this issue in order to help the person cope with their dyscalculia