Symptoms of Dyscalculia

Here is a list of the main symptoms of dyscalculia:

  • Difficulty in understanding mathematical concepts like multiplication or division
  • Difficulty in learning basic number facts like 5+3=8
  • Using fingers in tasks of addition and subtraction
  • Difficulty in learning or naming (large )numbers
  • Difficulty in counting
  • Problems in remembering multiplication tables
  • Low arithmetical tactical knowledge
  • Deficits in calculating in one’s head

Basic numerical skills and precursor

  • Low understanding of quantity (e.g tasks requiring a comparison of quantities and numbers)
  • Slow recognition of small quantities