Last Updated on July 14, 2022 by Editorial Team
Adapting new learning and practicing well are the prime strategies one should focus on overcoming learning disabilities, such as dyscalculia. Intervention-focused learning programs prepared by special educators play a pivotal role as well. Usually, this involves several activities to practice. Making topics more interactive is one of them.
Practicing through worksheets is a good start. Teachers must prepare dyscalculia-focused worksheets for students to practice. If possible, a separate class period for discussing worksheets must be provided.
Kids should be encouraged to solve it by themselves or with the limited help of parents. Also, it’s important that they should not take it as an extra homework burden. Students must not be forced at all but told of the benefits of practicing it. Further, teachers can twist the rules of solving worksheets and make it fun to solve, so that students think of it as a play activity rather than classwork.
Keeping this in mind, Numberdyslexia.com also made some practice math worksheets for dyscalculia. These worksheets focus on improving the skills that dyscalculic students struggle with the most. Worksheets are however may or may not match up to the school curriculum.
We are focusing on three areas of difficulty that most dyscalculic students face. These are Number Alignment, Understanding Fractions, and Directional Difficulty. We’ve made a worksheet for practicing each skill. You can also download the free printable pdf version of the worksheets below the images.
1. The first worksheet is ‘Trace The Number’. This activity helps kids learn numbers using multisensory skills. Students have to draw and trace the numbers given on the sheet. They must have to keep the pen, pencil, or crayon within the grid limit. Teachers can prepare similar other designs with a wider grid for practice.
2. The second worksheet is the ‘Color The Fraction’. The activity is provided with shapes and fraction numbers. Students have to color the portion of the shapes as given in the fraction. Where shapes are already colored, students must write the fraction in the blank. Design similar more designs for more practice.
3. The third worksheet activity helps kids practice directional skills. Students must find all the routes from the star to the goal. As they search, draw the route and write the instructions to reach through the route in the given space. Start can’t pass through the obstacles. Students can practice left, right, east, west, north, and south directions through this worksheet.
An engineer, Maths expert, Online Tutor and animal rights activist. In more than 5+ years of my online teaching experience, I closely worked with many students struggling with dyscalculia and dyslexia. With the years passing, I learned that not much effort being put into the awareness of this learning disorder. Students with dyscalculia often misunderstood for having just a simple math fear. This is still an underresearched and understudied subject. I am also the founder of Smartynote -‘The notepad app for dyslexia’,