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Adaptive Tools and Technology for Teaching Visually Impaired Students Algebra and Geometry

AERLOOM: Weaving a Tapestry of Services

2002 AER International Conference

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

July 17-21, 2002

Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired

Susan A. Osterhaus Students Algebra and Geometry

Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

1100 West 45th Street

Austin, TX 78756

(512) 206-9305

http://www.tsbvi.edu/math

Suggested Adaptive Tools and Materials Students Algebra and Geometry

- Math Materials
- Basic Tools or Technology
- Calculators
- Drawing/Construction Tools
- Measuring Tools
- Student-Generated Graphics
- Graphics Made by Others
- Strategies and Resources

Math Materials Students Algebra and GeometryBraille Reader

- High Quality Braille Textbook
- Nemeth Codey .k x^2"+3x+4
- Tactile Graphics

- Teacher-Made Materials
- Worksheets
- Quizzes
- Tests

Nemeth Translation Packages Students Algebra and Geometryhttp://www.tsbvi.edu/math/nemeth-trans.htm

- Duxbury: DBT WIN 10.3 or MegaMathhttp://www.duxburysystems.com
- MacKichan: Scientific Notebookhttp://www.mackichan.com
- MAVIS Nemeth Filterhttp://www.nmsu.edu/~mavis (now closed)

Math Materials Students Algebra and GeometryLarge Print Reader

- Large Print Textbook
- Enlarged Materials
- Regular Print with Magnification
- Be Alert for Color-Keyed Graphics

Basic Math Tools Students Algebra and GeometryBraille Reader

- Braillewriter
- Braille Paper
- Braille Eraser
- Abacus

Basic Math Technology Students Algebra and GeometryBraille Reader

- Refreshable Braille
- Braille Notetaker
- PC with Refreshable Braille Keyboard

- Laptop

Basic Math Tools Students Algebra and GeometryLarge Print Reader

- Black Line Paper
- Proper Writing Implement
- Reading Stand

Basic Technology Students Algebra and GeometryLarge Print Reader

- Desktop Computer
- Laptop
- Low-Vision Software

Calculators for All Students Algebra and Geometry

- Talking Scientific Calculator
- ORION TI-34
http://www.orbitresearch.com

- ORION TI-34
- Talking Graphing Calculator
- Accessible Graphing Calculator (AGC)
Large Display, Self-Voiced, Print and

Tactile Graphics, AudioWave

http://www.ViewPlusTech.com

- Accessible Graphing Calculator (AGC)

Braille Scientific Calculators Students Algebra and Geometry

Braille Lite

- Talking Scientific Calculator with refreshable braille
- Graph-It (tactile graphics and audiowave) http://www.freedomscientific.com/
BrailleNote (BT or QT)

- Talking Scientific Calculator with refreshable braille
http://www.humanware.com/

Leo Braille Display Scientific Calculator

http://www.sensorytools.com

Large Display/Graphing Students Algebra and Geometry Calculator Solutions

- TI Graphing Calculator
Screen Enlargement Solution http://www.education.ti.com

- VisAble http://www.betacom.com
- Scientific Notebook http://www.mackichan.com
- TI-83 Trainer http://www.goldedtech.com

Drawing/Construction Tools Students Algebra and Geometryhttp://www.tsbvi.edu/math/mathtools.htm

- Drawing Board
- Compass
- Straightedge
- Tracing Wheel
- Braille/Print Protractor
- Stylus and/or Pen

Measuring Tools Students Algebra and Geometryhttp://www.tsbvi.edu/math/mathtools.htm

- Ruler
- Yardstick and Meter Stick
- Braille/Print Protractor

Student-Generated Quick/Instant Tactile Graphics Students Algebra and Geometry

- APH Quick-Draw Paper
- APH Picture Maker: Wheatly Tactile Diagramming Kit
- Thermo Pen I & II http://www.repro-tronics.com
- WikkiStixhttp://www.wikkistix.com

Student-Generated Graphics on a Number Line Students Algebra and Geometry

- APH Number Line Device
- Student-Made Number Lines
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Student-Generated Graphics on a Coordinate Plane Students Algebra and Geometry

- Graph Paper
- Graphic Aid for Mathematics

Algebraic Manipulatives Students Algebra and Geometry

- HANDS-ON EQUATIONS
Learning Systems

http://www.borenson.com

Geometric Manipulatives Students Algebra and Geometry

- 2-D Manipulatives
- Paper Folding
- 3-D Manipulatives
- Nets

Preparing Tactile Math Graphics Students Algebra and Geometryhttp://www.tsbvi.edu/math/tactile.htm

- Checklist To Determine If a Graphic Should Be Brailled
- Checklist For Making Decisions About A Tactile Graphic
- Basic Principles For Preparing Tactile Graphics
- Explanation-Demonstration of How Foil Graphics are Prepared

Math Graphics Made by Others Students Algebra and Geometry

- APH Tactile Graphics Kit
- Collage
- APH Geometry Tactile Graphics Kit
- Tactile Imaging Machine and Capsule Paper
- Tactile Image Enhancer http://www.repro-tronics.com
- Swell-Form Graphics Machine http://www.atcbrleqp.com
- Pictures in a Flash (PIAF) http://www.humanware.com

Math Graphics Students Algebra and Geometry Made to Order by Others

- APH http://www.aph.org/
- ghBraille http://www.ghbraille.com/
- LaserLine™ Graphics

- Tactile Vision Inc.http://www.tactilevisioninc.com/

Tiger Graphics Embosser Students Algebra and Geometryhttp://www.viewplustech.comNOW 3-D

- high resolution (20 dots per inch) windows printer driver
- prints through MS Word, graphics programs, Excel, AGC
- Braille translation built in (Duxbury module)
- fonts built in (DotsPlus, Duxbury)
- flexible paper sizes – 8.5 by 11, 11 by 11.5; 17 by infinity

Teaching Students How to Read Tactile Math Graphs Students Algebra and Geometry

- Begin at an early age
- Start with real objects
- Move to 3-D models
- Then to 2-D manipulatives
- Finally try tactile graphics on various surfaces
- Hard plastic
- Thermoformed Brailon of foil or collage
- Quick Draw or Capsule/Swell/Flexi-Paper
- Braille Paper

- Use APH Tangible Graphs to evaluate and/or re-teach if necessary

Selected Teaching Strategies Students Algebra and Geometryhttp://www.tsbvi.edu/math/teaching.htm

- Collaborative/Inclusive Strategies
- Prime Factorization on the Abacus
- Standardized Braille Number Lines
- Graphing on a Coordinate Plane
- Geometric Constructions
- Solving Quadratic Equations
- Transformations, Line Symmetry, and Tesselations

Other Math Resources Students Algebra and Geometry

- Delta http://www.delta-education.com
- EASI – Equal Access to Software and Information for Persons with Disabilities http://www.isc.rit.edu/~easi
- Eisenhower National Clearinghouse http://www.enc.org
- ETA/Cuisenaire http://www.etacuisenaire.com
- Math Forum http://www.mathforum.org
- Science Access Project at Oregon State University http://dots.physics.orst.edu
- TAEVIS at Purdue University http://www.taevisonline.purdue.edu

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