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Below are strategies posts related to Math Literacy.

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.
Two yellow outlined boxes and red dot

Using Color to Support Students with CVI

The strong attraction to color can be used to support students with CVI, by helping to focus their attention on pertinent visual information.
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

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.

Enabling Access to Maths

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