singers Ed Sheeran, Cher, and Robbie Williams

actors Keira Knightly, Orlando Bloom, and Mary-Kay Olsen

inventors Albert Einstein and Benjamin Franklin

What do they all have in common?

A **disability in learning math** called "dyscalculia" (pronounced dis-kal-KYOO-lee-uh).

## What is dyscalculia?

While many people have problems with or dislike math, dyscalculia is more than that. It's a learning disability that affects how someone is able to **process and use numbers** in a variety of situations, in ways that others from their peer group do not.

## What are the signs?

**People with dyscalculia have consistent challenges with:**

**basic math**facts like multiplication tables**✖️**recognizing

**quantities under 10**without counting ("subitizing") 🔢**linking**numbers and amounts**⛓️****mental math**and problem-solving**🤔**telling time on an

**analog clock**⏲️recognizing

**patterns and sequencing**numbers 👀**money matters**(e.g. counting bills, estimating)**💵**estimating

**distances and times**of arrival 📐stating

**which of two numbers is larger**🗣️

**They might often:**

Count or

**calculate with their fingers**, even for simple calculations 🖐️Avoid playing games or sports involving

**keeping score**🏈**forget****frequently**called or**used****numbers**(phone, employee, etc.)**🤯**

#### Quiz

You're concerned about your marks in math class and wonder if you might have dyscalculia. Which of the behaviors below might be evidence of dyscalculia? Select all that apply:

## How do I get a diagnosis?

Teachers and parents may be some of the first to notice the signs of dyscalculia. But it **should be diagnosed by a professional** like a psychiatrist or neuropsychologist.

If you think you might have dyscalculia:

1. **Talk** **to your math teacher** and **ask** them to make note of your areas of trouble.

**Visit a doctor**to**rule out**any medical issues that might be impacting your learning like vision or hearing impairment, or brain injury. They can also**refer**you to a psychiatrist or neuropsychologist for assessment.

## Take Action

If you suspect you might have dyscalculia:

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