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Below are strategies posts related to Math Literacy.



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.
Adapted Judy cards

Adapting Materials Found Around School

Ideas to adapt materials for students who are blind or visually impaired
Boy using hundreds chart to count by tens

Tactile Hundreds Chart with Braille

Teach children with visual impairments number sense using an accessible hundreds chart with braille and a tactile grid.
Match-It Mathematics game box

Adapting Match It Mathematics Game

This math puzzle has been adapted for children who are blind or visually impaired to practice addition and subtraction
Candy corn with braille

Candy Corn Braille Nemeth Matching Game

Fall Halloween braille activity using Candy Corn
smoothie

Smoothies! A Classroom Lesson and Community Based-Experience

This hands-on series of lessons addresses literacy, math, O & M, and other parts of the ECC (Expanded Core Curriculum) for students who are blind or visually impaired.
nature board with butterflies and bugs

Nature Board

This tactile Nature Board can be used to motivate and support students in braille and math activities.
addition book cover

Addition Book for Young Braille Readers

This addition book provides an introduction to basic addition for braille readers who are blind or deafblind.
Combination dot flash cards

Developing Number Sense and Using Number Line

This math lesson focuses on developing number sense and using a number line with students who are blind or visually impaired. Aligned with the Common Core
tactile tangrams collage

Tactile Tangrams

This tactile tangrams activity is a great prebraille or math activity for students with visual impairments.
abacus

Enabling Access to Maths

Tips on making math accessible to students who are blind or visually impaired

Functional Number Line for Students with CVI

This number line is adapted for students with CVI, but can also be used with students with low vision or those who use braille.
Number square made with a glass tile, and Braille numbers add with sticky back plastic.

Support the Understanding of Using Cubarithms

Tips for making an accessible cubarithm for students who are blind or visually impaired
ATM

You Can Count On It!

Tips for using APH materials to teach money skills to students who are blind or visually impaired
red triangle and square on black background with red frame

Adapting Classroom Materials for a Student with CVI

Strategies for adapting materials for a student with CVI (Cortical Visual Impairment)
Abacus

Roll, Set, Expand!

This CCSS lesson was designed to be a fun approach to using the abacus for place value understanding and properties of operations to add and subtract.
addition machine

Addition Machine

This addition machine is a fun way for children who are blind or visually impaired to practice their math skills!
gogo yogurt pack

Understanding Photos and Using Them to Communicate

Teaching students with visual impairments and additional disabilities to use photos to communicate

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