Braille maths resources PE21
Using braille maths resources, understand how to set out basic operations in braille. Primary guidance aims to help teachers and teaching assistants supporting children with VI. The emphasis on using tactile methods of learning.
There are four booklets in the pack:
- A basic overview of some of the factors to develop the skills necessary for tactile access to maths
- Specific guidance and examples for the layout of basic arithmetic operations
- Suggested checklist for individual mathematical outcomes
- Useful equipment and resources
Why use braille maths resources?
- Relates the understanding of basic arithmetic operations to the other important factors.
- Gives confidence in finding the mathematical methods that work for the child
- It avoids getting ‘hung up’ on prescriptive convention for setting out problems. Establishing what works for the child and building on that.
The advice given is simple, clear and concise. Including a comprehensive checklist of maths outcomes to enable you to record progress.
“Positive Solutions for Braille Maths has reinforced that our children need real objects. Concrete experiences and practical strategies. Ensuring that they are understanding the mathematical concepts. It breaks down the concepts into areas. With ideas for introducing and teaching these in the classroom. Therefore providing a comprehensive format to record what’s covered and when. The Braille maths guide is a valuable tool. It shows how to set out mathematical calculations. As a result, Children can access methods such as partitioning, multiplication grid method and long division. They can then concentrate on the maths being the challenge – not the set out of the braille!” Teacher of VI – East Midlands
“I love the simplicity of Positive Solutions to Braille Maths. The way it’s organised makes it so accessible to teachers. Connecting to the National Curriculum in an easy to use format. It makes the teachers’ work much more straightforward. It gives you the confidence that you are providing the student with the right guidance.” – Manager of QTVI teachers at the National Institute for the Blind. Visually Impaired and Deafblind in Iceland