Supporting the Inclusion of Children and Young People with Visual Impairment
These tips can be used to modify the mesaurement of angles for students with visual impairments, using a protractor and thick black marker.
- Clear contrasting protractor with black markings
- Make protractor if the above cannot be sourced
- Protractor template
- Black pen or 2B pencil to mark/draw angles
- For children not able to measure accurately, a 0.5° allowance is made in external tests and exams
2. Measuring an angle (example: altering the measurments)
- Here is a sketch of a triangle
- It is not drawn to scale
- Draw the full size triangle accurately
- One line has been drawn for you
- The diagram below shows a sketch of a triangle, it is not drawn to scale. Draw the full size triangle accurately. One line has been drawn for you.
Principles of Modification
- The question assesses pupil’s ability to draw accurately using a ruler and angle measurer.
- The modified version retains this assessment whilst altering the measurements to enable pupils with visual impairment to draw to the nearest 5mm and 5° only.
- The diagram is enlarged with bold lines and left aligned on the page. The introduction is amended to help pupils locate the diagram.
- The font size is enlarged to 18 point (or child’s preferred print size). The font type is changed to Arial.
Drawing an angle (using the protractor template)
E.g. Drawing a 55° angle
- Draw a vertical line through the base line (point M). Use thick black pen.
- Place the origin of the protractor at the point M.
- Hold protractor in place with small piece of Blu Tack if necessary.
- Make a mark at 55° with a black pen
- ￼Draw a line from M to the mark with a black pen, ensure line is 10 cms, to extend beyond the protractor
There are more shared ideas at www.positiveeye.co.uk.