Fighting dyscalculia

11 Mar 2019

A Taranaki woman who can't read numbers is helping to open doors to thousands of other people who struggle with maths.

Hannah Hughson, 28, can't read speed limits, shop prices or recipes. Canterbury University psychologist Dr Anna Wilson, who runs the website AboutDyscalculia.org, said Hughson was on the "severe" end of a spectrum which affects about 6 per cent of people.

But in a two-year collaboration with Gary Sharpe, her maths support tutor at the Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki (WITT), she has analysed the numeracy tests of 177,000 New Zealanders to find our most common mistakes and suggest ways to fix them. Read Hannah's story here.