Characteristics of Dyscalculia in Mathematics Learning

  • Soo May Yoong Department of Special Education, Faculty of Human Development, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Tanjung Malim, Perak, MALAYSIA
  • Noor Aini Ahmad Department of Special Education, Faculty of Human Development, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Tanjung Malim, Perak, MALAYSIA
Keywords: Dyscalculia, Special Education, Learning Disabilities, Number Sense, Mathematics Reasoning


Understanding dyscalculia is crucial in helping pupils to achieve, especially in mathematics learning. However, the researches in dyscalculia is still yet new and few. The purpose of this paper is to discuss about the characteristics of dyscalculia in mathematics learning. In this paper, the authors will discuss about characteristics of dyscalculia categorised in the four domains. These characteristics are listed based on the study of previous literature reviews. These four domains are: (a) number sense; (b) working memory; (c) accurate or fluent calculation; and (d) mathematics reasoning. The implication of this paper is it is able to act as guidance for teachers and parents in detecting the children with symptoms or characteristics of dyscalculia in the normal classrooms.


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How to Cite
Yoong, S. M., & Ahmad, N. A. (2021). Characteristics of Dyscalculia in Mathematics Learning. Jurnal Pendidikan Bitara UPSI, 14(1), 15-22.