Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

Adapting Match It Mathematics Game

Match-It Mathematics game box

Match It! Mathematics is a game designed to work on basic math skills, including number recognition, counting, and simple addition and subtraction.  It is available in many stores and online, but I found at five Below for $4.00. After adapting the images with tactile materials and putting the braille to the cards, I devised a lesson based on this activity.


  • Match It! Mathematics game
  • Foam stickers or materials to make the images tactile
  • Braille labels



  • Add tactile foam to images to make them accessible to children who are blind or visually impaired.
  • Add braille labels to both addition and subtraction cards.

Adapted math game











Subtraction number sentences











Not only will my student be matching the answer to the problems, but he will braille the number sentence for it. This way he can work on his spelling for math class as well. I plan to have him match only 3 at a time in the beginning. Once he becomes proficient at the activity, I will add more.

Adapted math game










Tactile number collage






I have adapted these same

Posted by Amanda

I have adapted these same number cards but using foam stickers and Braille labels on the reverse side (flip it so the number answer is still on the right) so I could still use the side with pictures for my large print readers (who work on scanning to find the correct number answer, identifying what thing they are counting, etc)