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Below are strategies posts related to Math Literacy.



Bucket Poem

Literacy and Numeracy Ideas with Buckets!

Activity for beginning literacy and numeracy, using buckets to count, identify letters and sounds.
Tom makes one pizza

Tom Makes One Pizza

This activity helps to teach one to one correspondence or the concept of one to children who are blind or visually impaired.
Jigsaw puzzle near completion, shows placement of tactile stickers on the frame underneath each piece.  Transparent tactile symbols on jigsaw picture are faintly visible.

Adapting Jigsaw Puzzles for Younger Students

Adapting puzzles for children who are blind or visually impaired
Child counts objects

Adapted Counting Work

This counting activity uses a switch to reinforce the concept of 1:1 correspondence for children who are blind or visually impaired with additional disabilities.
Tactile number line

Tactile Number Line

Create a tactile number line to help blind kids and students with multiple disabilities to understand the sequence and value of numbers.
Egg carton math

Learning Multiplication Facts in a Fun Way

A practical strategy for teaching multiplication and math skills to students who are blind or visually impaired using concrete manipulatives
number book

Number Book

This fun hands-on activity uses real objects to help children who are blind or deafblind to learn to count and develop number concepts.
Paper octopus with numbers

Fun & Accessible Math and Number Activities

Fun activities for children who are blind or visually impaired to learn math concepts, number awareness, and counting skills.

Counting Book

This counting book uses real objects and tactile symbols, along with ASL signs to teach numbers and counting to young children who are blind or visually impaired, deafblind, or with multiple disabilities.
Math icon

10 Strategies for Teaching Math to Children with Visual Impairments

Helpful tips for teaching math to children who are blind or visually impaired
number cards arranged in order with objects under the numbers 1-3

Beginning Math Literacy

Beginning math activities for children who are blind or visually impaired; strategies for teaching numbers, counting, and making sets
Addition problem using tactile counting aids

Counting in Tactile Journals

Create tactile books or journals to work on counting and other early learning concepts with young children who are blind or visually impaired.
Photo of two boys in a lesson with a male teacher

Chris Woodin Math Facts

Tips for teaching math to students who have learning disabilities
lands beyond collage

Lands Beyond

This game is an adaptation of Candyland, based on The Phantom Tollbooth, for students who are blind or visually impaired.
photo of the divided wheel and spinner arrow, with close-ups of print/braille

Wheel of Fortune Game

This game gives students practice reading braille words. It could easily be adapted to an inclusive setting.
Weather chart in print and braille

Weather Chart

This braille weather chart gives students practice with sequencing and comparison, as well as developing an understanding of the weather.

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