Dyscalculia Quiz - pre-school



Q1 :

  1. Dyscalculia is a difficulty understanding and acquiring maths skills (but don’t worry there is help - www.tablefables.net)

  2. A rare skin condition that affects only witches and wizards.

Q2 :

  1. Lacks an intuitive grasp of numbers. Counting to 10 or recognising numbers can be very difficult and frustrating.

  2. Is very bad at performing magic spells and creating potions!


  1. Displays levels of maths anxiety. Will try to avoid counting or playing games with dice as constantly gets it wrong.

  2. Are very unconfident in their wizardry skills, often burst into tears, then flames, before dissolving into a puddle of water.


  1. Dyscalculia is believed to be very similar to Dyslexia but less research has been done on it. However all research points to an area in the brain that doesn’t process maths like other children.

  2. Dyscalculia is only found in wizard children who have bright blue left ears


  1. Dyscalculia effects about 3 - 7 % of the population although numbers are probably a lot higher as Teachers and schools generally don’t acknowledge that Dyscalculia is real problem.

  2. Dyscalculia effects 3.4% of the female wizard population whose names begin with B.


  1. 50 - 60 % of Dyslexic children also suffer from Dyscalculia. They will find not only counting but basic reading very frustrating.

  2. Wizard with Dyscalculia fall of their broomsticks more than average wizards.


  1. Dyscalculia and Dyslexia can occur together or independently of each other.

  2. All wizards who have Dyscalculia also have warts on their nose.


  1. Dyscalculia pre-school children will find all the below difficult

Recognising numbers

Counting to 10

Slow to count numbers on dice

Understanding money

Left & right can be confusing

Embarrassed answering question about numbers in front of people.

Frustrated playing board games involving numbers.

B) All wizards with Dyscalculia are embarrassed about the warts on their nose.


Formal diagnostic testing for Dyscalculia isn’t widely available which is frustrating but hopefully with more awareness and exposure children who suffer this embarrassment and failure can be helped.

So please talk to your child’s nursery teacher, politicians and journalist if you believe your child has Dyscalculia.

Dyscalculia is about 20 years behind Dyslexia awareness. Help us bring Dyscalculia out into the open.

We need Dyscalculia children to know they aren’t stupid, the area in their brain that controls maths can grow and learn.

Most Dyscalculia children need DIFFERENT ways of learning rather than being taught SLOWER, as if they are foreign or stupid.

Look at sites like www.tablefables.net that replaces number with characters which is very popular with Dyscalculia children.