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I'm dyslexic and dyscalculia currently studying primary-level mathematics key stage 2, and I missed three years of secondary school the last three years, to be precise.
I left school in 2014.

I need to learn things like my times tables. However, I need to focus primarily on my addition and subtraction because I can't do division and multiplication; whenever I do mathematics, I daydream; unfortunately, I can't read the fractions on road signs, so I won't pass the theory test.

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Reply 1
Original post by uranium199842t
I'm dyslexic and currently studying primary-level mathematics key stage 2, and I missed three years of secondary school the last three years, to be precise.
I left school in 2014
I need to learn things like my times tables. However, I need to focus primarily on my addition and subtraction because I can't do division and multiplication; whenever I do mathematics, I daydream; unfortunately, I can't read the fractions on road signs, so I won't pass the theory test.
Let's chat

What websites have you tried?

Might you be dyscalculic?
Original post by Muttley79
What websites have you tried?
Might you be dyscalculic?

I currently suffer from dyslexia and dyscalculia.

I've tried BBC Bitesize and Tutalearning. I need to learn maths via a private tutor.

My main focus is adding and taking away sums, so I need to build on my knowledge via tables involving adding and taking away primarily as my focus for the next couple of weeks.
Reply 3
Original post by uranium199842t
I currently suffer from dyslexia and dyscalculia.
I've tried BBC Bitesize and Tutalearning. I need to learn maths via a private tutor.
My main focus is adding and taking away sums, so I need to build on my knowledge via tables involving adding and taking away primarily as my focus for the next couple of weeks.

I have taught dyscalculics - you need to use concrete equipment like number lines to support you.

https://www.drfrost.org/courses.php?coid=21

https://thirdspacelearning.com/blog/dyscalculia/
Original post by Muttley79
I have taught dyscalculics - you need to use concrete equipment like number lines to support you.
https://www.drfrost.org/courses.php?coid=21
https://thirdspacelearning.com/blog/dyscalculia/

I'll get myself a number line then.
Hey! I was also home-schooled for a lot of my life and only recently in the past few years realised I have dyscalculia, so sadly I don't have a lot of advice, but coloured paper, personal tutoring/extra classes/smaller classes, and writing down maths notes/numbers in a way you undrstand vs how others understand has helped me. I'd highly suggest getting a reader as well if that's available to you ( someone or a device that reads out the info for you , or alternatively if you're reading something digital a screenreader helps! ) if the visuals are what you are greatly affected by. There's a whole world of tools out there, it just takes looking for what will help you most! For dyslexia, I highly suggest a computer plugin called Bionic Reading! It changes the font & format to make it more accessible, and dulls or removes distracting images if your brain enjoys wandering mid-studying ( such as daydreaming, or being easily distracted ). Very handy for longer bodies of text so you're not struggling with the visual reading!
Original post by alexissocks
Hey! I was also home-schooled for a lot of my life and only recently in the past few years realised I have dyscalculia, so sadly I don't have a lot of advice, but coloured paper, personal tutoring/extra classes/smaller classes, and writing down maths notes/numbers in a way you undrstand vs how others understand has helped me. I'd highly suggest getting a reader as well if that's available to you ( someone or a device that reads out the info for you , or alternatively if you're reading something digital a screenreader helps! ) if the visuals are what you are greatly affected by. There's a whole world of tools out there, it just takes looking for what will help you most! For dyslexia, I highly suggest a computer plugin called Bionic Reading! It changes the font & format to make it more accessible, and dulls or removes distracting images if your brain enjoys wandering mid-studying ( such as daydreaming, or being easily distracted ). Very handy for longer bodies of text so you're not struggling with the visual reading!

Thank you for the assistive advice. I could use a helping hand here, especially when I'm struggling with maths.
Reply 7
Original post by uranium199842t
I'll get myself a number line then.

Yu don't need to get one - just draw a line and put numbers on it or download one from the web.
Original post by Muttley79
Yu don't need to get one - just draw a line and put numbers on it or download one from the web.

No thanks, I would prefer to buy over the Internet number line, so I have a physical number line, please.
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Original post by uranium199842t
No thanks, I would prefer to buy over the Internet number line, so I have a physical number line, please.

Just download and print one. In school we just draw one with a ruler.
Original post by Muttley79
Just download and print one. In school we just draw one with a ruler.

Sure thing yeah.

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