Understanding Dyscalculia: Symptoms Explained
Living With Dyscalculia (It’s Not Just "Number Dyslexia")

Useful Websites

The following websites offer more information and resources on Dyscalculia

British Dyslexia Association: Dyscalculia

National Numeracy


Academic Articles: Dyscalculia and Higher Education

  • Meier, P., McCaskey, U. and Kucian, K., (2021). Typical errors made by children and adolescents with developmental dyscalculia. Lernen und Lernstörungen.
  • García Planas, M.I. and García-Camba Vives, M.V., (2019). About assessing the learning of students with dyscalculia. In Edulearn19 proceedings: 1st-3rd July 2019: 11th International Conference on Education and Learning Technologies (pp. 0904-0911).
  • Lewis, K., and Lynn, D. (2018). Against the odds: Insights from a statistician with dyscalculia. Education Science.
  • Drew, S., (2016). Dyscalculia in higher education (Doctoral dissertation, Loughborough University).
  • Trott, C., (2014). Dyscalculia in Higher Education: Systems, support and student strategies. In The Routledge International Handbook of Dyscalculia and Mathematical Learning Difficulties (pp. 406-419). Routledge.
  • Butterworth, B., Varma, S. and Laurillard, D., (2011). Dyscalculia: from brain to education. Science, 332(6033), pp.1049-1053.


Blogs are a great way to understand the real life experiences of having dyscalculia. Click on the blog titles below to open them in a new page.

Dyscalculia Blog

Discovering Dyscalculia

More Dyscalculia Blogs list


Like blogs, Podcasts offer the first person experience, but through an audio file which can be listened to on smartphones or digital music and multimedia players.

Dyscalculia, more than “bad at math”

Neurodiversity Podcast: Discovering Dyscalculia

Dyscalculia Headlines


  • Chinn, S. (2020) The Trouble with Maths: A Practical Guide to Helping Learners with Numeracy Difficulties. Routledge
  • Butterworth, B. (2018). Dyscalculia: From Science to Education. Routledge
  • Moorcroft, P. (2015) It Just Doesn’t Add Up. Explaining dyscalculia and overcoming number problems for children and adults. Tarquin Publications.
  • Oakley, B. (2014) A Mind for Numbers. How to excel at maths and science (Even if you flunked Algebra). Penguin Publishing Group