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It Just Doesn't Add Up: Explaining Dyscalculia and Overcoming Number Problems for Children and Adults Paperback – 1 Mar 2014

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  • Paperback: 180 pages
  • Publisher: Filament Publishing (1 Mar. 2014)
  • ISBN-10: 1908691859
  • ISBN-13: 978-1908691859
  • Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 1.2 x 21.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 468,118 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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I bought for my daughter to read through as she's been saying for years to school and doctor that her 11 year old has a problem. We thought it might be Dyslexia, but 'lack of funds' has prevented the schools and doctor referring my grandson for help. No one seems to be taking it seriously, but scanning through this book, I saw a lot of things jumping out at me so I'm hoping she will find it useful and go back armed with information that will make somebody sit up and take notice at last!! I, like probably a lot of other people, have never heard of 'Dyscalculia' and only came across this book by accident. It arrived very quickly and worth every penny! Its easy to read and has lots of insight to this 'undiagnosed' problem. Fingers crossed she finds it useful and it helps with my grandson's future learning.
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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
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