Taken as a whole, these coexisting conditions comprise what is termed as "the dyscalculia syndrome." Dyscalculia is an MLD (mathematics learning disability) that affects approximately ten percent of the US population, yet almost no one (shy of those diagnosed with the MLD) knows that it even exists.People who suffer from Dyscalculia have severe anxiety attacks, as well as short term memory loss associated with mathematics, numbers, rules, and retention.
They may be in Honors classes, achieve excellent grades, and be tenacious learners.
Math, however, confounds them, because it defies their learning history.
First, let’s imagine what it’s like to live in a world where mathematics exists for everyone except you.
That’s an everyday experience for Line Rothmann, a woman who has developmental dyscalculia, which means she has difficulty understanding anything and everything math related.
Dyscalculia is a condition that is thought to affect 1 in 20 people.
In this video, she shares her story and the tips and tricks she uses to get through the day.
When asked to consider a world without mathematics, no matter who you are, it would require you to give up most of the things in your life that you hold dear.
So the next time you handle money, watch the TV or drive in a car, stop to appreciate numbers, maths and what they’ve given you lately.
It invites them to explore these questions and communicate their findings to a wide audience, consisting of people from age 16 upwards.
You could write an article (maximum 1500 words), make a short video (maximum ten minutes) or a multi-media project (maximum ten minutes).