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October 29 - November 3Talking Graphing TI 84 Calcrel

Grades 8 - 12

This math class is designed for secondary students who will be enrolled for credit in Algebra I or a more advanced SBOE mathematics course during the school year.

The goal of this program is to introduce students to a wide variety of tools and techniques that help a visually impaired learner succeed in a regular math course. From low-tech tools to the latest in electronics, students will explore effective adaptations for blind and low vision learners. Examples include high- and low-tech graphing solutions, the brand-new tactile caliper, an Accessible Equation Editor just revealed at CSUN this year, and hopefully a field test electronic item never seen before!

Students will leave the class with new adaptive skills and with knowledge about resources available to assist them in future learning.

Focus areas of the class include:

  • Using linear measuring devices
  • Graphing on a number line and a coordinate plane
  • Interpreting and constructing tactile graphics
  • Interpreting and constructing geometric figures
  • Using a talking scientific calculator
  • Using a talking graphing calculator

This class is taught by Susan Osterhaus, Statewide Mathematics Consultant for Visually Impaired Students.

Students applying for this class should be capable of grade level performance in mathematics, after mastering the use of appropriate adaptive tools and strategies.

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