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Math Videos from TSBVI

This collection of math videos from Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired is designed to support teachers of students with visual impairments. Topics include the abacus, calculators, low tech math tools, and Nemeth Code, as well as math concepts.

Cranmer abacus

Mathematics

Teaching Mathematics to students who are blind or visually impaired is imperative, as with all students. These students are fully capable of succeeding in advanced mathematics with the right materials, tools, and technology. These materials include the Nemeth Code and excellent tactile graphics. Tools and technology include everything from low tech to high tech. A collection of videos shares information on many of these topics.

For Credit Indicates content that is available for ACVREP or SBEC credit.
You must register for each event prior to submitting the Delayed Viewing Request in order to obtain continuing education credit.

Index

Webinar

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

Tools

Abacus

Calculators

Low Tech Math Tools

Nemeth Code

Math Concepts

 Multiplication of Polynomials

 Parallel Lines

 Perpendicular Lines

 Skew Lines


Webinar

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

Original webcast date: 10/3/2017
Description: 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.

Screenshot of Math Teacher Survival Guide

PLAY FULL VIDEO  0:58:43

Play By Chapter:

  1. Math Teacher & TVI Collaboration  20:57
  2. Elementary Tips  09:00
  3. Secondary Tips  15:19
  4. Algebra Aerobics  05:28
  5. The Pool Noodle  07:59

 Register to receive ACVREP or SBEC credit.

Downloads:Transcript (txt)Audio (mp3)Handout (docx)

Abacus

APH Cranmer Abacus

Published on Feb 16, 2010

Susan Osterhaus, Math Consultant for the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired’s Outreach Programs, gives a video tutorial for the series: American Printing House for the Blind’s Cranmer Abacus.

Abacus: Getting Started with the Counting Method

Published on Apr 25, 2014

Texas School for the Blind & Visually Impaired Curriculum Coordinator Debra Sewell introduces the Abacus series “Getting Started with the Counting Method.” 

Playlist:

1.1) Abacus: Series Introduction by Debra Sewell of TSBVI

(1.2) Abacus Introduction: Parts of the Abacus

(1.3) Abacus Introduction: Vocabulary terms

(1.4) Abacus Introduction: Advantages of the Counting Method

(1.5) Abacus Introduction: Prerequisite skills for using the counting method

(1.6) Abacus Introduction: Introduction to Exchanges

(1.7) Abacus Introduction: Reading and setting numbers

(1.8) Abacus Introduction: Demonstration for counting numbers

(1.9) Abacus Introduction: Practice setting numbers

Calculators

 Orion TI-84 Plus Tutorials

Susan Osterhaus gives step-by-step instructions on using the Orion TI-84 Plus calculator.

Using the Orion TI-84 Plus in the Classroom

Susan Osterhaus teaches Algebra 1 concepts to students in the classroom using the Orion TI-84 Plus.

Orion TI-36X Talking Scientific Calculator 

Published on February 11, 2010

Susan Osterhaus, Math Consultant for Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired Outreach Programs, presents and explains how to use the various included accessories for the Orion TI-36X Talking Scientific Calculator (charger, earphone, manuals). Susan Osterhaus has been teaching secondary mathematics for over 35 years at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Austin, Texas. She is currently the Statewide Mathematics Consultant in the Outreach Programs.

Low Tech Math Tools

Compass 

Published on Aug 1, 2012

Susan Osterhaus demonstrates the use of various types of compasses on several types of drawing boards.

Compass Use with a Clipboard

Compass Use with a Sewell Raised Line Drawing Board

Compass Use with the APH Draftsman

Compass Use with less expensive and alternative drawing boards and tools

Graph Board (APH Graphic Aid for Mathematics)

Published on Feb 4, 2010

Susan Osterhaus describes the APH Graphic Aid for Mathematics and demonstrates how it can be used for graphing algebraic and geometric concepts.                                    

Protractors (APH Braille Print Protractor)

Published on Feb 10, 2010

Susan Osterhaus describes the APH Braille Print Protractor and how it can be used to draw and measure angles.

Math Stencils

Published on Aug 2, 2012

Susan Osterhaus demonstrates the use of math stencils to draw geometric figures on various drawing boards.

Nets and Platonic Solids

Published on Aug 2, 2012 – Susan Osterhaus demonstrates how to create nets of and build platonic solids. Each of these nets is a pattern that you can form and fold into one of the three-dimensional platonic solids: tetrahedron, octahedron, cube, dodecahedron, and icosahedron.

Nemeth Code

Publications and Reference Sheets

Published on Aug 2, 2012

Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired Outreach Math Consultant Susan Osterhaus shares information about publications and reference sheets for the Nemeth code. Susan Osterhaus has been teaching secondary mathematics for over 35 years at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Austin, Texas. She is currently the Statewide Mathematics Consultant in the Outreach Programs.

Frequently Asked Questions about Nemeth Code

Published in February 2014

  • Part 1 – In Video 1 of this informational series, Susan Osterhaus addresses the question of when children should start learning the Nemeth code and directs individuals to an early childhood resource.
  • Part 2 – 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.
  • Part 3 – In Video 3 of this informational series, Susan Osterhaus shares three common mistakes learners make when using the Nemeth code.
  • Part 4 – In video 4 of this informational series, Susan Osterhaus provides background information on Dr. Abraham Nemeth, the creator of the Nemeth code.

Math Concepts

Multiplication of Polynomials

Description: A video for regular education teachers that demonstrates teaching
the multiplication of polynomials to a student who is blind or visually impaired; strategies, tools, and materials.

Sample video created for International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment (ICEVI).

Multiplication of Polynomials title slide

PLAY FULL VIDEO  0:09:03

Downloads:Transcript (txt)Audio (mp3)

Parallel Lines

Description: A video for regular education teachers that demonstrates teaching parallel lines to a student who is blind or visually impaired; strategies, tools, and materials.

Sample video created for International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment (ICEVI).

parallel lines title slide

PLAY FULL VIDEO  0:08:45

Downloads:Transcript (txt)Audio (mp3)

Perpendicular Lines

Description: A video for regular education teachers that demonstrates teaching perpendicular lines to a student who is blind or visually impaired; strategies, tools, and materials.

Sample video created for International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment (ICEVI).

Title slide of Perpendicular Lines

PLAY FULL VIDEO  0:08:59

Downloads:Transcript (txt)Audio (mp3)

Skew Lines

Description: A video for regular education teachers that demonstrates teaching skew lines to a student who is blind or visually impaired; strategies, tools, and materials.

Sample video created for International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment (ICEVI).

Title slide of Skew Lines

PLAY FULL VIDEO  0:06:45

Downloads:Transcript (txt)Audio (mp3)
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