Students with dyscalculia have difficulties with mathematics. Often they don’t understand the basic concepts of numerals, quantities or comparisons.  They also may have problems relating the numerals to the words describing them, for example, the numeral 10 and the word ten.  This hinders their ability to perform calculations, especially those calculations with multiple steps or in word problems.

Students with dyslexia and those with ADHD often have dyscalculia as well.  Learn more about dyscalculia here: