10 Strategies for Managing Dyscalculia

Dyscalculia is a learning disorder that affects your ability to learn and practice mathematical concepts. It may manifest as an anxiety-related disorder, where every math problem you encounter seems insolvable. This disorder usually has negative effects on your self-esteem and academic progress.

Studies show that people with dyscalculia usually find it difficult to process number-related data or concepts. They may also find it difficult to process math operations, learning multiplication tables and understanding math concepts. Difficulties sequencing information, keeping schedules, and budgeting time are also manifestations of the disorder. To help people with dyscalculia process and understand mathematical concepts, scientists have come up with various strategies. For example, simplifying abstract mathematical information in the physical world can help students.

Let’s take a look at 10 strategies that make math processes and concepts easy for people with dyscalculia to understand.

Break Tasks Down into Subsets

Dyscalculic students are more likely to get overwhelmed by a complex math problem or concept, especially if it depends on previous knowledge that they have not memorized. Breaking down a problem into its component parts and understanding each component makes it easier to understand the concept as a whole. Breaking down problems into simpler states also helps students focus, see connections, and avoid overload.