Dyscalculia Hacks for Adults

10 Hacks for Home

  • Use Notes and Visuals: See it, Say it, Write it, Review it
  • Maintain a structured routine to ensure your mind-body balance
  • Maintain a healthy diet and exercise regularly
  • Start your day with gratitude – Find something new that you are grateful for each day
  • YouTube and Kahn Academy are great resources
  • Create and honor a daily quiet hour – no electronics allowed
  • Bake for your family one day a week – use real-world math
  • Find a Math app you love and enjoy playing
  • Play cards and other fun games the involve math
  • Give yourself and others GRACEGive: Respect, Admiration, Courtesy, and Empathy

10 Hacks for School and Work

  • Play to your strengths – let others know where you shine
  • Know your accommodations and use them
  • Perform a simple act of service daily at work – holding the door for a friend, helping their teacher, etc.
  • Always keeps a calculator at the ready
  • Create stories about math or develop math acronyms to help you remember whenever possible
  • Be open about your neurodiversity, share, and invite assistance
  • Keep a fidget for stress relief and chew gum for focus
  • Recruit a co-worker to help – if Math becomes an issue at work
  • Remember visuals and manipulatives will always help you
  • Be kind to yourself