Interestingly Maths is sometimes a real strengths and other times a huge struggle for dyslexic individuals.
There is the visual way of understanding mathematical concepts that can work very well in their favour, but often the learning of times tables is, like most rote-learning, very challenging. After all, we are trying to teach them the times tables in an auditory way – the hardest way to get it for a dyslexic child. They can make sense of the concept of multiplication, of the counting in groups and that can be somehow worked out for the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 9 times tables…When it comes to the 6, 7, and 8 times tables, it gets too tough and they sometimes go through major frustration.
Try to teach them these times tables in a visual way – in the same way that most memory games visualize a sequence of places or objects. It’s more fun and you will be amazed how quickly they remember them. It usually takes an hour or two for each sequence.