Math & Visually Impaired Students
Submitted by MarkTrushkowsky on August 26, 2019 - 8:54pm
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This question comes from Patrick Rodenborn, a member of the Adult Numeracy Network. Any suggestions would be appreciated!
I just found out that one of my upcoming math students is blind/visually impaired (I haven't met him yet and do not know how he would describe himself) and I am looking for any ideas or advice for supporting him. Much of my instruction is visual, because math is visual. I don't want to offer him anything less than what I offer my other students, so any advice you have for translating the work done with graphs, visual patterns, and geometry into forms that my student can get the most benefit from would be appreciated.
We've started collecting manipulatives and have some funding to buy more, so suggestions there would be great as well.
Thanks in advance for any help you wonderful people can offer!