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What is dyscalculia? It’s not just being bad at maths

WithBrian Butterworth

We all know that maths is an important life skill, even though many people are happy to admit that they are “crap at maths”. By contrast, most people are not be prepared to say that they are bad at grammar, speaking or reading. In fact, poor maths is a more of a handicap in the workplace than poor literacy (Bynner & Parsons, 1997). Men and women with poor numeracy, have poorer educational prospects, earn less, and are more likely to be unemployed, in trouble with the law, and be sick (Parsons & Bynner, 2005).