Students who have a specific learning disability in math (known as
) can struggle with both simple and complex math topics. What
can help students with dyscalculia? Here are some ways teachers can make learning easier.
Introducing new concepts/lessons
Review what the student already learned before teaching new skills.
Teach students to “self-talk” through solving problems.
Let the student write out charts or draw sketches to solve problems.
Use graph paper to help line up numbers and problems.
Give the student a list of the math formulas taught in the class.
Use like coins, blocks, and puzzles to teach math ideas.
Use attention-getting phrases like, “This is important to know because….”
Use concrete examples that connect math to real life.
Check in frequently to make sure the student understands the work.