Defining dyscalculia

If you know about dyslexia, you will probably have heard about dyscalculia too – a difficulty in understanding number and number processes. Sometimes they can co-occur.

For young people in Scotland who have dyscalculia, it can be hard to engage with maths and numbers at all, leaving them feeling excluded from some learning.

Since Scotland’s curriculum is designed to be inclusive, it’s really important that teachers can understand, recognise and support dyscalculia.

On Monday 25 April 2022, Education Scotland published the Scottish Working Definition of Dyscalculia.

View the definition of dyscalculia on the Addressing Dyslexia Toolkit.

Follow the Addressing Dyslexia Toolkit on Twitter for further announcements about support resources.


Published by Dyslexia Scotland

We encourage and enable people with dyslexia, regardless of their age and abilities, to reach their potential.

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