Studies have shown that 25–35 percent of students struggle with maths at school.
But that doesn’t mean your child will never ‘get’ maths. Other studies have shown that with the right learning programmes and methods, there is no such thing as a student who is ‘bad at maths’.
Even the other 5–8 percent of students who have real challenges with maths can be helped. These are students with a learning disability called dyscalculia.
Singer and actress Cher has dyscalculia (as well as dyslexia) but she has overcome it to achieve a stellar career for more than 50 years.
In her autobiography, Cher reveals what she told the doctors when they discovered her son Chaz also has dyscalculia. “I told them how my mind raced ahead of my hand, how I’d skip letters in the middle of a word. I told them how I kept transposing numbers, and that I’d get so cranky trying to dial long-distance calls that someone would finally have to take the phone and dial the number for me.”
Unfortunately, Cher could not turn back time with her own learning disabilities. But thanks to her intervention, her son was able to largely overcome dyscalculia through computer-based interactive lessons and specialised one-on-one tutoring – the same techniques that Thinking2morrow Learning Centres employ.