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Nemeth in a Box

This session will share a variety of games, activities, and resources that can be used when providing instruction of Nemeth Code within UEB Contexts to students at the middle school level. It will include the use of Which One Doesn't Belong (WODB), Bingo, What is Wrong (WOW), What is the Question, Mazes, Boggle, and Jeopardy! This can be done virtually and in person. The purpose of the games is to promote critical thinking skills while learning the Nemeth code and reinforcing math concepts. Participants will be able to: 1. Identify ways to include families in virtual instruction of the Nemeth Code. 2. Identify three activities that can be used to teach Nemeth code in person or virtually to middle school students who read braille. 3. Make connections between learning the Nemeth code and learning math.

The Importance of Early Numeracy

Early numeracy is not just about numbers! Early numeracy and early literacy are tied together. Both numeracy and literacy skills draw on concept, spatial and language development to support each other and are vital tools for children to be successful readers and writers. Join us for a coffee chat on the importance of early numeracy for all children, especially for those with visual impairments.

Using the Orion TI-84+ Talking Graphing Calculator

Learn about the Orion TI-84 Plus talking graphing calculator and its benefits for students with visual impairments. Explore features, including interactions using audio, speech, and haptic feedback. Invite your student's math teacher to this session. Discover the Orbit Research website and how to order new calculators, submit old ones for repair, replace lost accessories, and benefit from support and resources. Bring your questions, and we will do our best to answer them.

Accessible, Interactive Math with Desmos

Interactive mathematics software can empower students to build confidence and intuition and explore math questions more deeply. Learn about several tools for making mainstream interactive mathematics software accessible to students with visual impairments, including: screen reader friendly equation editing, audio and tactile representations of mathematical graphics, and refreshable Braille. Presented by Jason Merrill and Steve Clower, Desmos Inc. and Susan Osterhaus, TSBVI

Making Connections- Base-10 Manipulatives & the Cranmer Abacus

John Rose, TSBVI. Most elementary students benefit from instruction using real objects (manipulatives) alongside abacus instruction, and students with visual impairments may benefit from these materials on a more consistent basis. Base-10 manipulatives can be used to directly transfer place value, counting, and operations concepts to the abacus. This presentation will demonstrate these strategies using base-10 blocks, an APH work-play tray, and the Cranmer abacus.

Learning Nemeth Code: Pre-K through 1st Grade

Join Susan Osterhaus from TSBVI Outreach on our September 28th Coffee Hour as she discusses Nemeth code for Pre-K through 1st grade learners. Learn about resources for learning the Nemeth Braille Code for teachers, parents, and paraprofessionals and about a specific curriculum designed just for these little ones. Includes lots of hands-on math games and activities.

Math Teacher Survival Guide: Teaching math to a student with visual impairment

This webinar will help general ed math teachers to understand how the TVI can help them with their VI student (and others). The presenters will share tips, specialized tools and equipment that are available to help math teachers be ready to improvise in the moment to support their students.

**Using iPads to Increase Access for Students with Low Vision

An overview of iPad apps that can increase access to learning media, collaboration, and assessment for students with low vision. Presented by Sharon Nichols, Adaptive Technology Specialist and Chrissy Cowan, Educational Consultant with the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired Outreach Programs.

Frequently Asked Questions about Nemeth Code Part 2/4

In Video 2 of this informational series, Susan Osterhaus presents resources for learning the Nemeth code and producing materials in the Nemeth code. The majority of the specific resources mentioned are available both in print and in Braille on federal quota money or are free and available for downloading.

Frequently Asked Questions about Nemeth Code Part 3/4

In Video 3 of this informational series, Susan Osterhaus shares three common mistakes learners make when using the Nemeth code

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