It Just Doesn't Add Up: Explaining Dyscalculia and Overcoming Number Problems for Children and Adults
This is the very first book to explain dyscalculia - maths disabilities - by an acute dyscalculic. Perhaps up to five per cent of the population in the US and UK suffer from the condition. Because it is written by a dyscalculic, this book reaches to the very heart of the subject. For anyone worried about their numeracy (and the book also deals with often related conditions such as dyslexia, dyspraxia and attention deficit disorders), this could be a life-saver.
Dr Moorcraft minted the campaign slogan: 'Just because you can't count doesn't mean you don't count'. This often humorous book will help your pupils, your children or yourselves to count properly in school, in your careers and throughout your social life.
About the Author
Professor Paul Moorcraft is an award-winning novelist and author of numerous non-fiction books on travel, history, war and crime. He has taught in UK schools and colleges as well as ten major universities around the world. He has also been a life-long sufferer from acute dyscalculia, and has been recorded as having one of the lowest adult scores in numerical ability in the UK.
Easily understood and useful introduction to dyscalculia.
A good introduction to Dyscalculia, this book is jargon free and written from the perspective of an intelligent, high achieving dyscalculic. The book is freely illustrated with quirky cartoons which are guaranteed to raise a smile.
If you ever wondered why you have a problem with numbers this book will offer some answers and includes short questionnaires which will enable the reader to gauge the likelihood that they are dyscalculic. Paul Moorcraft offers tips and strategies which can be easily adopted (and adapted) by parents and teachers. ‘It Just Doesn't Add Up' offers a broad introduction to problems with numbers; its upbeat tone encourages the reader to seek solutions and the format makes it easy to dip into the aspects of dyscalculia which most interest the reader.
New book on dyscalculics written by a dyscalculics
As a special needs teacher I read this book with great interest, it being the first to be written by one who has been afflicted all his life by dyscalculia. It certainly takes the sting out of the tail as far as the stigma that may have been attached to the condition is concerned. It is racy, full of humorous anecdotes and a feel good tale that is both helpful and supportive to parents, carers and those directly affected by this learning difficulty. Strongly recommended.
Monica Monro special needs tutor Zimbabwe
Every school and SENCo should have one!
Everyone knows and understands dyslexia these days but dyscalculia is real and can be a real stumbling block for even the brightest of pupils as Paul a sufferer himself explains.
A practical book , easy to read , written by an author who is renowned for his work in international journalism. Proof that dyscalculics can be really successful in life but a little help and understanding would be very welcome.
A highly recommendable and informative read.
Although I'm not dyscalculic it was my fascination with numbers that drew me to this book. This is a very well presented, informative and often humorous insight in to living with dyscalculia. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who either struggles with numbers or is helping someone who does.
It Just Doesn't Add Up: Explaining Dyscalculia and Overcoming Number Problems for Children and Adults is available from Amazon