Some children, particularly

dyscalculic children, 

or children with intellectual development disorder, 

are confronted with specific difficulties when it comes to mathematics.


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.


Practical handling

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


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.