People with dyslexia are often gifted in math. Their three-dimensional visualization skills help them "see" math concepts more quickly and clearly than non-dyslexic people. Unfortunately, difficulties in directionality, rote memorization, reading, and sequencing can make the following math tasks so difficult that their math gifts are never discovered.

* Memorizing addition and subtraction facts

* Memorizing multiplication tables

* Remembering the sequence of steps in long division

* Reading word problems

* Copying an answer from one spot to a different spot

* Starting a math problem on the wrong side

* Showing their work

o They often "see" math in their head, so showing their work in almost impossible.

* Doing math rapidly

* They often excel at higher levels of math, such as algebra, geometry, and calculus—if they have a teacher who works around the math problems caused by their dyslexia.

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