# Mathematics

## SCHOOL CHALLENGES

#### Understanding numbers

• Understanding the concept of numbers, comparing and ordering them.
• Difficulty recognizing numerical values.
• Understanding relationships between numbers.

#### Maths operations

• Difficulties in learning and performing basic mathematical operations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
• Problems memorizing mathematical facts and understanding procedures.

#### Coordinating movements

Difficulty in understanding the information given, identifying the necessary operations and organizing the steps to arrive at a solution.

#### Spatial and geometrical concepts

Understanding of spatial and geometric concepts such as measurement, shape geometry and spatial visualization.

## SCHOOL STRATEGIES

#### Practical handling

Manipulable materials such as cubes, marbles, number cards, abacuses, Cuisenaire rulers, etc. help children visualize and understand mathematical concepts.

#### Calculators

Using calculators for complex calculations or to check answers can reduce these children's cognitive load and enable them to concentrate on understanding concepts rather than on calculations.

#### Templates and patterns

Templates or models help students understand relationships and number patterns. For example, with multiplication or division models, they can visualize the operations involved.

#### Games and fun activities

Integrating mathematical games and play activities into teaching makes math more engaging and stimulating for dyscalculic children.
They develop their mathematical skills while having fun.