Share Paper: Mathematics Learning Tools for Children with Dyscalculia

  1. Paul Walcott, The University of the West Indies, Barbados
  2. Nikisha Romain, The University of the West Indies, Barbados
Friday, June 23 10:15-10:45 AM Edison B

Abstract: Basic arithmetic skills such as addition, subtraction and counting should be developed at an early age; however, some children do not develop these skills due to an impairment of their number sense. This disorder, known as dyscalculia, prevents the development of mathematical skills needed to survive in mainstream classrooms. In this paper, the results of a study of thirty children diagnosed with dyscalculia are presented. These participants used three Mathematics learning tools to practice addition, subtraction and counting. Pre- and post-tests revealed statistically significant differences in: the frequencies of correct answers; the overall test scores; and, the test scores for ...