Helping students with dyscalculia involves targeted support and sometimes adapting your teaching methodology.

Tailor your teaching to the student’s learning style and pace.

Use hands-on activities.

Incorporate visual aids like number-lines, charts and manipulatives to help the learners grasp mathematical concepts.

Offer consistent practice with a focus on repetition and gradual progression. Frequent short sessions can be more effective than longer ones.

Try to relate maths concepts to everyday situations to make them more meaningful.

Utilise educational apps and games designed to support maths skills.

Be aware that the progress may be slower, and setbacks can happen so remain patient and supportive throughout the learning process.

Consider working with a special education teacher or tutor experienced in dyscalculia to provide targeted guidance and share good practice.

Always remember every learner is unique, so the strategies that work best may vary. Consulting with a learning specialist or educational psychologist can provide personalised guidance.

To find strategies to help your learners I recommend reading:

GCSE Maths for Neurodivergent Learners by Judy Hornigold and Rose Jewell