Dyscalculia Hacks for Kids

10 Hacks for Home

  • Use Notes and Visuals: See it, Say it, Write it, Review it
  • Maintain a simple routine to ensure your mind-body balance
  • YouTube – This is an incredible resource for learning
  • Play outside whenever possible and count while you play
  • Take a rest – Even if it is just 20 minutes of quiet in your bed – No electronics
  • Play fun games with your family that involve a little math like Monopoly, Yahtzee, or card games
  • Offer to help your parent or caregiver with cooking and pay attention to the math
  • Find a Math Game app you love and enjoy
  • Start your day with gratitude – Find something new that you are grateful for each day
  • Give yourself and others GRACEGive: Respect, Admiration, Courtesy, and Empathy

10 Hacks for School

  • Rely on your strengths – let others know where you shine
  • Recruit a friend to help you with challenging math problems
  • Visuals and manipulatives help, use them whenever possible
  • Ask for help if they feel lost or confused – Don’t hide your struggle
  • Use Kahn Academy and YouTube for homework help
  • Set aside at least 15 minutes each day to rest – No electronics allowed
  • Be kind to those trying to help you – it is easy to get mad when you don’t understand something – Don’t take it out on those who are helping you
  • Find accommodations that work for you and use them
  • Perform a simple act of service daily at school – holding the door for a friend, helping their teacher, etc.
  • Create stories about math or develop math acronyms to help you remember whenever possible