Why is it important for children or youth who are blind and read braille to learn the Nemeth Code?
Proficiency in Nemeth Code allows K-12 students who are visually impaired and read braille to access grade-level math and science materials. In addition, the Nemeth Code provides students of all ages an effective way to demonstrate understanding of mathematical concepts (Rosenblum & Smith, 2012). By using the Nemeth Code, students are able to show their work step-by-step, as they solve simple and complex mathematical equations similar to their sighted peers.
Is there a UEB technical math/science version of the Pre-K to Second Grade Nemeth Curriculum, Focused Lessons, and Nemeth Symbol Library?
Currently, the Pre-K to Second Grade Nemeth Curriculum, Nemeth Focused Lessons, and Nemeth Symbol Library are only available in the Nemeth Braille Code within UEB Contexts, and there are no plans at this time to add UEB technical math/science. We have included examples using Nemeth within UEB Contexts, but all math notation is in Nemeth Code only.
Do the Pre-K – Second Grade Nemeth Curriculum and Nemeth Focused Lessons replace the general education math curriculum?
The Pre-K – Second Grade Nemeth Curriculum and the Nemeth Focused Lessons will support math instruction, but they should not replace the general education math curriculum.
How many Nemeth symbols do I need to know in order to use the Pre-K to Second Grade Nemeth Curriculum with my child or student?
The Pre-K – Second Grade Nemeth Curriculum can be used by anyone, regardless of background and previous experience with Nemeth Code.
Which Nemeth symbols do I need to know to use the Nemeth Focused Lessons?
At a minimum, you should know the Nemeth numbers, basic signs of operation, basic signs of comparison, and the letters of the alphabet.
Is there a specific order in which the Nemeth Focused Lessons should be completed?
Each lesson focuses on new symbols needed for a specific skill or concept. They can be completed in any order, based on what the student will be learning or is currently learning in math.
What braille displays are supported by the Nemeth Symbol Library?
The Nemeth Symbol Library has been tested with the following displays.
- Humanware Brailliant
- Humanware BrailleNote Apex
- Humanware BrailleNote Touch
- HIMS BrailleSense U2
- HIMS BrailleSense Polaris
- HIMS BrailleSense 6
- Nemeth Braille Code Curriculum
- About the Authors
- Pre-K – Second Grade Nemeth Curriculum Materials
- Nemeth Focused Lessons
- Nemeth Symbol Library
- Nemeth Symbol Library Instructions
- Nemeth Symbol Library Settings
- Nemeth Symbol Library Tutorial
- Supplementary Materials: Commercially Available
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- Nemeth Curriculum Support Request or Feedback