Good article from the UK on a dyslexia site, making the point that many people will hide their trouble with reading and writing but more and more people are vocal about their issues with math. So many in fact that is drowns out the ones who really have a math learning disability.
The dailyo blog brings a realistic and revealing view on how adults cope with dyscalculia in their daily life. We offer a video series that may help make their life some easier via https://MathInRealLife.org and you can get an assessment via our sister site https://AdultDyscalculia.org
Susan Wagner Cook, an associate professor of psychological and brain sciences at the University of Iowa, has conducted numerous studies with various scenarios and it is confirmed that children learn better when they can see gestures while hearing the explanations.
The Minnesota state fair has a wonderful action for children to work with math. They can for example download a card or get one from a booth at the fair and fill the card with items they find that has the numbers it is asking for, like a dog has 4 legs, there are 20 carts on the ferris wheel etc. Wonderful idea, this can be used at school fairs, neigborhood parties, on vacation with your children. Options enough.
See and listen to the story from Mario Ornelas who found out he had dyscalculia, dyslexia and weak working memory, he then decided to give college another shot. He went to Landmark College, a school that focuses on helping students with dyslexia and other learning differences. Thanks to the understood organization for sharing this story
The additudemag blog comes with a self test for adults to see if their math related troubles could be a sign of dyscalculia. They have used a checklist from the dyscalculia.org blog as a basis for this.
The ADDitude magazine has a great article about adult Dyscalculia. Too many people have dyscalculia but have not be diagnosed during their school years. These people still struggle with everything that has to do with numbers and some other related issues. Dyscalculia Services has launched a new site where people can get more information or schedule to get a diagnosis or tutoring as an adult https://AdultDyscalculia.org The article in our link for today also gives great information about this condition when you are an adult.
Good story about Adult Dyscalculia in ELM magazine’s theme number:
Dyscalculia is a specific but not yet extensively researched difficulty in understanding numbers. Having faced difficulties with maths for most of their lives, dyscalculic adult learners might have lost motivation in the subject, making it hard to find the right support.
god,, the other day was so stressful using my debit card. i literally got the pin number mixed up EVERY time i used my card.. it was so embarrassing. i honestly didn't realize just how bad i switch numbers around sometimes,,, love having dyscalculia 🙂
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