Dyscalculia Hacks for Teens

10 Hacks for Home

  • Maintain a simple routine to ensure your mind-body balance 
  • Use Notes and Visuals: See it, Say it, Write it, Review it
  • Enjoy the outdoors – Take a walk, Sit in the Sun, Just have fun outside
  • Play fun games with your family that involve a little math like Monopoly, Yahtzee, or card games
  • Take a rest – Even if it is just 20 minutes of quiet in your bed – No electronics
  • Offer to cook for your family one night a week 
  • Find a Math app you love and enjoy playing
  • Maintain a healthy diet and exercise regularly
  • 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 and Work

  • Play to your strengths – let others know where you shine
  • Know your accommodations and use them
  • Use Kahn Academy and YouTube for homework help
  • 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
  • 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
  • Be open about your neurodiversity, share, and invite assistance
  • Keep a fidget for stress relief and chew gum for focus
  • Recruit a friend to help – Peer tutoring works
  • Remember visuals and manipulatives will always help you