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Distance Learning - Abacus Part 1, Introduction to the Abacus & Counting

Course Description:

Abacus Part 1, Introduction to the Abacus & Counting will teach the student the basics of the Cranmer abacus and counting. It is essential that students take this course alongside their TVI, as the TVI must be prepared to monitor learning, supervise practice sessions, and assist in implementing the use of the abacus in the regular classroom.

For Students Who:
*Have visual impairments
*Are taking elementary math classes in which the four operations are taught, for whole numbers, values with decimals, and fractions

*Are unable to work easily and efficiently with "pencil-and-paper" computations
*Have a TVI (or other adult) available who can assist with technological aspects of taking an online course, and who can monitor progress and provide practice on a frequent basis.

Learning Objective:

 Students will master knowledge of the parts of the abacus, the rules for addition (also known as exchanges), and counting whole numbers to 999.

Important Note:
We cannot overstate the need for supervised practice between viewing sessions, in order for students to master the skills presented in the videos. In addition, elementary students will need support to transfer their skills to the regular classroom.



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