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Below are strategies posts related to Math Literacy.

Cover of Numbers Book

Creating a Numbers Book for a Student with Low Vision

This numbers book was created for a student with low vision who is working on number recognition.
bunny cards, game board, and carrots

Math Game: Rounding (Nemeth and Place Value)

The object of this spring-themed board game is to practice rounding numbers in a fun and motivating way.
Homemade abacus and Cranmer abacus

Simplified Homemade Abacus for Beginning Users

A TVI created this simplified abacus to help her student understand the basic concept, as well as to practice the fine motor skills involved.
Braille Uno cards

Greater Than or Less Than with UNO

Reinforcing Nemeth skills through virtual instruction during school closures using braille UNO cards with students who are blind or visually impaired
Brown Bear game

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Shapes Do You See?

This board game gives young children with visual impairments a chance to practice counting, matching, and shape recognition as extensions to the book "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?".
Activity set up with a Perkins Brailler and Geometry Math Window kit

Chemistry Braille Trick-of-the-Trade

Tips to support a braille student to balance chemical equations
Images of coins on iPad

Making Worksheets More Accessible to Students with CVI

Use an iPad to make worksheets more accessible to students with cortical visual impairment (CVI) and multiple disabilities.
Banana in a baggie with print and braille label

Tangible Valentine Cards

Activity ideas for making tangible valentines with children who are blind or visually impaired, including those with deafblindness or multiple disabilities
Touch Math cards with numbers 1-4

Touch Math Cards

I made these Touch Math cars for elementary students with visual impairments and additional disabilities to teach numbers and counting.
A boy who is deafblind uses an abacus with his interpreter

Using an Abacus with a Child Who Is Deafblind

These videos demonstrate the use of an abacus to solve addition and subtraction problems with a student who is deafblind with an interpreter using tactile sign, braille, and a teacher.
APH graphing board

Teaching Graphing Transformations

Strategies to teach graphing transformations to students who are blind or visually impaired using a graphing board and push pins to make the graphs accessible
Cover of key book

Creating a Book that Motivates Children with Additional Disabilities: Keys

Creating a book that motivates children who are blind with additional disabilities includes using real objects that a child is interested in such as those that make sounds or have interesting textures
Collage of UEB Science signs for braille learners

Teaching UEB Science Signs to Braille Learners

Tips for teaching UEB Science signs to braille learners, including preparing technical materials for science lessons and helping learners understand.
Worksheet of triangles adapted for a child with CVI

Math Modification for CVI, Phase III

Tips to modify math worksheets for students with cortical visual impairment, Phase III
two dice on a black surface

Rollin’ with Math Problems

Create a simple math board game to give braille students practice reading and writing Nemeth, and practicing math facts.
Pattern calendar

Pattern Calendar with 3D Printed Shapes

Create 3D printed shapes for a pattern calendar for students who are blind or visually impaired.
A young boy carries a muffin tin cup

Multi-Skill Braille Cell Muffin Tin Activity

This hands-on activity works on basic concepts and braille readiness skills.
Two boys sitting on rug holding their calendars

Making an Advent Calendar Accessible

Make your Advent calendar accessible to children who are blind or deafblind this Christmas using braille.
stuffed toys in a small toy box

Kipper's Toybox: Extended Learning Activities

Extend learning opportunities for young children with visual impairments with these ideas for Kipper's Toybox.
a group of stuffed bears with a knit tea cup and treats in front of them

Peace at Last: Extending Learning Opportunities for Math and Literacy

Math and literacy extension activities for "Peace at Last" reinforce emergent skills for young children with visual impairments and other special needs.