Myth #1: All children with dyscalculia have the same difficulties with math.
Fact:Dyscalculia actually refers to a wide range of math issues, so your child’s trouble spots may be different from another child’s. For example, some kids with dyscalculia have a hard time with basic number concepts. Others have difficulty with the kind of visual-spatial thinking that’s needed for geometry. What most kids with dyscalculia have in common, though, is challenges remembering basic math facts and completing math problems.
Myth #2: Dyscalculia is another name for math anxiety.
Fact: Dyscalculia and math anxiety are not the same thing. It’s understandable that people confuse the two, though. It’s common for kids who struggle with math—like kids with dyscalculia—to become anxious about doing math homework or going to math class. Learn more about key differences between dyscalculia and math anxiety.
Myth #3: Dyscalculia is basically dyslexia for math.
Fact: Although dyscalculia…
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