Dyscalculia Quiz - for adults with maths anxiety




Oh my effing god..... It sucks. It sucks so much.

This is what it’s like.

It’s being a kid taking the CAT, and you score 95th percentile in Math Comprehension, and 5th percentile in Math Computation. ALL the rest of your scores are 90th+ percentile and a lot are 99s. But that damn Math Computation score. It mocks your pretensions to intelligence and competence. It glares. So anomalous it seems like it must be some kind of error. But it isn’t.

It’s never being able to trust any math you write out by hand because you might have accidentally turned a 3 into an 8 or some crap like that, somehow without noticing.

It’s being 33 and still not having the full multiplication tables memorized, and struggling to do simple math in your head.
Time keeping is an issue. Are you always late, rescheduling or running late?
Do you have difficulty remembering a sequence of directions?
When I go out with mates I always avoid working out the bill.
Inconsistent results with mental arithmetic eg addition, subtraction, multiplication and division?
Working out change, restaurant tips and taxes are a real issue?
Inconsistent/slow at written arithmetic?
Bad at financial planning and money management - mainly because you don’t want to look at numbers and try and work it out?
Writing, reading and recalling numbers is problematic. Eg when someone says a telephone number do you find it impossible to recall and write the numbers down?
As for maths concepts - forget it! Eg rules, formulas, sequencing and basic maths facts (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division)?
Poor memory? (Retention and retrieval of facts). You might be ok at something one day and then the next completely forget. “Oh bother - I can’t remember how I did it yesterday!”
Poor ability to remember location eg which direction do I turn to get to the store? Where countries / states are on a map. “I know this street but how do I get to where I want to go?"
Absent minded? “I know I’ve come into this room to find something but I’ve got no clue what that is!!”
Learning formal music concepts are highly frustrating. Eg learning to read music and if you do know that’s an A on the page where is the A on the piano?
Remembering dance sequences are near impossible.
Keeping score in games is very difficult. Forgetting what the score is?? Whose turn was it?? Planning ahead in chess!!!!
I suffer from maths anxiety.
I use my fingers to count.
Numbers and maths seem like a foreign language.
Do you know your times tables?

If the answer to the majority of the above dyscalculia QUIZ questions is alwayS or sometimes then you probably do have a Math Learning Disability.

Your reactions could be either :

1. “OMG I’m disabled, I knew it - how am I ever going to get a promotion?”

2. “That is absolute rubbish - who the hell wrote these idiotic questions anyway?”

3. ‘No way - that’s not me!” - Complete and utter denial (that’s the one I went for)

Once the news slowly sinks in and you are ok with it, all sorts of realisations will start to happen eg.  

A. “Maybe I’m not stupid after all and there is hope!!! Thank the Lord.”  

B. “Maybe if I was taught in a different way my Number Dyslexia brain might actually be able to understand maths and do mental arithmetic.” You can FINALLY learn your foundation basic maths with TABLE FABLES. It’s a great start!

C. “How do I begin to grow that part of my brain?” - Yes your brain is like plastic and can learn NEW things at ANY AGE. See our NEUROPLASTICITY page.


How are your maths foundations? Did the way you were taught maths in school go in one ear and out the other? Causing massive frustration and embarrassment?! We are here to tell you that you are not as thick as two short planks when it comes to maths - you just need to be taught in a different way!

FINALLY learn your tables and division. It makes a world of difference. We have created TABLE FABLES which teaches visually. It works so give it a go! If it doesn’t we will give you your money back! That’s a promise!

TABLE FABLES are funny short animations that will help you memorise your tables. It’s a GREAT feeling knowing your tables.

By sharing coping strategies and how you can make numbers make sense to you, you can also help others.

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