12 Helpful Math Books for Dyscalculia

Dyscalculia research is about 30 years behind that of reading. However, there are gems out there covering the research we do know to help us impact students with dyscalculia positively. I’m driven to learn it all when it comes to dyscalculia. 🤗

books for dyscalculia

Books for Dyscalculia

Below is the list of my favorite book resources for dyscalculia including several that I reference all the time!

Discovering Dyscalculia by Laura Jackson

Discovering Dyscalculia

Author: Laura Jackson

This is a great book for parents and educators to assist in grasping what parenting a child with dyscalculia looks like. Inside you’ll read heartbreaking stories but also moments of triumph. If you’ve been looking for information on how to navigate the diagnostic process and the parenting side, this is it! Check out Laura’s interview here.

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My Thirteenth Winter

My Thirteenth Winter

Author: Samantha Abeel

This book is all about the experience of a person with dyscalculia. Samantha shares her experience as a young child with a vivid imagination and talent for creative writing as well as her struggle with transitioning into adulthood. Great memoir about dyscalculia.

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The Routledge International Handbook of Dyscalculia and Math Learning Disabilities

The Routledge International Handbook of Dyscalculia and Math Learning Disabilities

Edited by: Steve Chinn

This book features chapters written by experts in the field of dyscalculia. Topics include neuroscience, number sense development, intervention, and more!

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Mathematics for Dyslexics and Dyscalculics

Mathematics for Dyslexics and Dyscalculics

Author: Steve Chinn and Richard Ashcroft

This is the fourth edition. Inside you’ll read about the history of dyslexia and dyscalculia definitions, qualities of dyscalculia, and suggested interventions. Check out Steve’s interview here.

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Solving for Why

Solving for Why

Author: John Tapper

Excellent book all about understanding students who struggle with math but also how to assess and teach these students.

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The Neuropsychology of Mathematics

The Neuropsychology of Mathematics

Author: Steven Feifer

This book is all about the neuroscience of how the brain learns and an introduction to the Feifer Assessment of Mathematics (FAM). The FAM can be used in the diagnosis and as a treatment plan for dyscalculia. Check out Steven’s interview here.

The Trouble with Maths

The Trouble with Maths

Author: Steve Chinn

Great book for intervention ideas to support students with dyscalculia.

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The Neuropsychology of Mathematics

The Dyscalculia Solution

Author: Jane Emerson and Patricia Babtie

This book is full of games and activities to support students with dyscalculia. Covers topics from basic number sense to fractions.

The Dyscalculia Assessment

The Dyscalculia Assessment

Author: Jane Emerson and Patricia Babtie

Great book for finding a solid starting point for students with dyscalculia.

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Visible Learning for Mathematics

Visible Learning for Mathematics

Author: John Hattie and Douglas Fisher

Most appropriate for classroom teachers. Learn about how to make math more visual but also when to use which approach to maximize learning for students.

Children's Mathematical Development

Children's Mathematical Development

Author: David C. Geary

Most appropriate for professors and educators doing research on how the brain learns mathematics. Check out David’s interview here.

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Mathematical Mindsets

Mathematical Mindsets

Author: Jo Boaler

Most appropriate for classroom teachers. Learn about how mindset affects students’ acquisition of mathematical knowledge.

These books for dyscalculia hold a special place in my heart. I hope you’ll join me in the quest to learn it all in regard to dyscalculia. Let’s raise awareness of this learning disability together. 💪

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