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Below are strategies posts related to Math Literacy.

A boy who is deafblind uses an abacus with his interpreter

Using an Abacus with a Child Who Is Deafblind

These videos demonstrate the use of an abacus to solve addition and subtraction problems with a student who is deafblind with an interpreter using tactile sign, braille, and a teacher.
APH graphing board

Teaching Graphing Transformations

Strategies to teach graphing transformations to students who are blind or visually impaired using a graphing board and push pins to make the graphs accessible
Cover of key book

Creating a Book that Motivates Children with Additional Disabilities: Keys

Creating a book that motivates children who are blind with additional disabilities includes using real objects that a child is interested in such as those that make sounds or have interesting textures
Collage of UEB Science signs for braille learners

Teaching UEB Science Signs to Braille Learners

Tips for teaching UEB Science signs to braille learners, including preparing technical materials for science lessons and helping learners understand.
Worksheet of triangles adapted for a child with CVI

Math Modification for CVI, Phase III

Tips to modify math worksheets for students with cortical visual impairment, Phase III
two dice on a black surface

Rollin’ with Math Problems

Create a simple math board game to give braille students practice reading and writing Nemeth, and practicing math facts.
Pattern calendar

Pattern Calendar with 3D Printed Shapes

Create 3D printed shapes for a pattern calendar for students who are blind or visually impaired.
A young boy carries a muffin tin cup

Multi-Skill Braille Cell Muffin Tin Activity

This hands-on activity works on basic concepts and braille readiness skills.
Two boys sitting on rug holding their calendars

Making an Advent Calendar Accessible

Make your Advent calendar accessible to children who are blind or deafblind this Christmas using braille.
stuffed toys in a small toy box

Kipper's Toybox

Extend learning opportunities for young children with visual impairments with these ideas for Kipper's Toybox.
a group of stuffed bears with a knit tea cup and treats in front of them

Peace at Last: Extending Learning Opportunities for Math and Literacy

Math and literacy extension activities for "Peace at Last" reinforce emergent skills for young children with visual impairments and other special needs.
Traction Man bucket

Traction Man and the Beach Odyssey

Extend the multi-sensory learning activities for the Traction Man book!
A girl uses a tactile graphic organizer to practice place values

Teaching Place Value Using a Tactile Graphical Organizer

Tips to teach place values to children who are blind or visually impaired using a tactile graphical organizer
tactile features on a big clock with movable hands

Big Braille Clock to Support Understanding Elapsed Time

This homemade braille clock is a concrete way for students with visual impairments to manipulate the clock to understand elapsed time.
Count and match file folder game

Math Counting and Matching File Folder Activity

File folder game using real objects for beginning counting and matching with students who are blind or visually impaired
Sheperd's Pie

Functional Application of Reading and Use of Fractions: Making Shepherd's Pie

Functional application of fractions and reading to prepare Shepherd's Pie with students who are blind or visually impaired
100th day along with a collection of 100 things

Celebrating the 100th Day of School

Celebrate the 100th day of school with Kindergarten students with visual impairments, by practicing counting in this accessible math activity.
A cookie sheet with pairs of items (socks, gloves, coins, buttons, etc.)

Can You Count in Twos?

This hands-on activity gives students who are blind or visually impaired practice counting by twos using real objects and tactile materials.
foam dice with brads to mark the dots

Homework Manipulative Box

Tips to provide homework support for braille users or other students who are blind or visually impaired
closeup of game instruction sheet being read in braille

Adapt Roll a Character Games

Find out how to adapt a "Roll a Character" game using braille and tactile elements! Promote braille literacy and numeracy through this fun game.