One in 20 may suffer effects of ‘number blindness’

The Scotsman claims that more than 50,000 Scots may be unable to count or do simple sums because of an undiagnosed learning difficulty.

Academics believe as much as 5% of the population may have some degree of dyscalculia, which affects the ability to count and understand numbers.

It means they struggle with simple tasks such as checking their change in a shop, writing down a telephone number or even telling the time. Experts and business leaders warn the effects of dyscalculia are costing firms billions and potentially costing individuals their future as they struggle to find jobs which don’t require basic numeracy.

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  1. There was an interesting programme on this on Radio 4 a month or so ago. Not much help, as I can’t remember when or what the title was I’m afraid!

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