ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR TEACHING MATHEMATICS . PRESENTED BY: JENELLE ALEXANDER STACEY BREMNOR MELISSA MAHARAJH. What is Assistive Technology?.
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ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR TEACHING MATHEMATICS PRESENTED BY: JENELLE ALEXANDER STACEY BREMNOR MELISSA MAHARAJH
What is Assistive Technology? • Any item or piece of equipment or product that is used to increase, maintain or improve functional capabilities of individuals with or without disabilities.
Why use Assistive Technology? Assistive Technology is useful as it; • Improves quality of life • Increases productivity • Enhances performance • Increases independence • Promotes self esteem
Two major areas of weakness can contribute to math learning disabilities • Visual-spatial difficulties, which result in a person having trouble processing what the eye sees • Language processing difficulties, which result in a person having trouble processing and making sense of what the ear hears
Low Tech Devices for Math • These devices are low cost and are usually manually, and not electronically operated.
Examples • Base ten blocks • Calculator Clocks Geometry set
Mid Tech Devices for math These devices are simple electronic devices that require little training
examples • Tape recorders • Calculators with print Talking clocks Audio books
High Tech Devices for math These devices are fully electronic devices that contain micro computer components. Examples • Textbooks with CD - Rom • Graphic organizers • On–screen math, computer calculations • Communications devices/software