Mathematics is visual in nature and can, therefore, present many challenges for students with visual impairments. Some adaptions can be made to the various areas of mathematics to make them accessible to students who are blind or visually impaired. The following pages provide strategies and material suggestions.
Number sense refers to a students fluidity and flexibility with numbers as well as the concept that numbers mean and an ability to perform mental math and make comparisons to math in the environment. This page provides an overview of adaptations and materials for instructing students in numbers and counting.
Algebra is about finding the unknown or it is about putting real life problems into equations and then solving them. In teaching algebra, some adaptions will that will allow students who are blind or visually impaired to access the concepts and skills. This page provides an overview of adaptations and materials for instructing students in patterns, functions, and algebra.
Geometry and Spatial sense are best taught through concrete hands-on experiences when instructing students who are blind or visually impaired. This is beneficial not only for students with visual impairments but for students with normal vision as well. This page provides an overview of adaptations and materials for instructing students in geometry and spatial sense.
There are many materials available to make measurement, probability and data collection activities accessible to students who are blind or visually impaired. Using real objects and materials can make experiences more concrete for the student. This page provides an overview of adaptations and materials for instructing students in graphing, probability, and data.
Additional Math Resources...
NFB presents the Blindmath Listserv. This has been a very active listserv with a worldwide audience and many contributors. Topics will be arranged accordingly in these broad subject areas: calculators, geometry, graphing, iOS, LaTex, mathematics, Nemeth, statistics, students, tools, and transcription.
The DIAGRAM Center by Benetech, creators of Bookshare, offers free quarterly webinars for content creators on image description, accessible math, as well as other topics.
Test Ready: Plus Mathematics
This test prep series, available from APH, offers practice for today's standard-based assessments for grade levels 3-12.
Sign up for free membership to access the FREE downloadable handbooks and handouts on the Free Printables page along with access to the Goal Bank pages. Simply click on the Log In | Register link in the navigation bar. If you haven't joined yet, you will be prompted to create a password.
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TVI's Guide Complete Set Bundle + BONUS Resources
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The TVI's Guide to Teaching the ECC Complete Set includes the following:
The LOTTO Cards Grab and Go Supplement includes 37 theme related unit cards along with activity suggestions that support activities within the TVI's Guide to Teaching the ECC.
On My Way File Folder Cards
Print and use these cards to represent locations the student may visit that are related to the current thematic unit. Use these with the On My Way File Folder Game outlined in the TVI's Guide to Teaching the ECC p. 27.
NEW! Access to TVI's Guide Bonus Membership Pages
Bonus pages include tutorials, printables, interactive sensory story downloads, and interactive choice making, matching and visual discrimination computer games (PowerPoint based interactive games), and job task activities.
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