Dyscalculia: confusion with numbers




Lemire Auclair, Émilie

Certain individuals, including children, adolescents and adults, despite a strong will and a normal or even above average intellectual ability, are unable to learn and acquire the procedures needed for calculating or even making simple calculations. How can we explain the fact that certain individuals cannot acquire this knowledge, which is necessary for so many school assignments and everyday activities? In order to deal with this phenomenon that is particular to learning numbers and calculation, this article reveals the cognitive foundations of calculation, the main known definitions of ‘dyscalculia’, its origins and manifestations, the consequences of such a learning difficulty at school and the daily lives of individuals who suffer from it, as well as detection clues and the main interventions intended for college-level ‘dyscalculiacs’.


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