Math PK-2

Rich Resources: Audio & Braille

Overview

Math games and manipulatives for vision differences support math development for learners with visual needs. Hands-on experiences, such as puzzles, shapes, and objects, and audio supports, such as math talk recordings, support the development of Spatial Skills and number sense not just for learners with visual needs, but for all learners.

Use It in the Classroom

Watch how this inclusive preschool integrates multisensory activities to teach early math concepts. By tracing physical shapes and repeating this on the body, all students, including ones with visual needs, develop a better understanding of shapes and the associated vocabulary.

  • To foster deep understanding of Cardinality and Symbolic Number, teachers can provide manipulatives for students to count and match with the number in print or braille. They can also demonstrate number relations with different groupings of manipulatives and model Operations or Estimation with these concrete objects.
  • Design It into Your Product

    Videos are chosen as examples of strategies in action. These choices are not endorsements of the products or evidence of use of research to develop the feature.

    Learn how Math Melodies is specifically designed to support math learning for learners with visual differences. Through eight different exercises, learners can explore Counting, Place Value, and Operations in a fun-filled environment with complete voice-over.

  • Products can support varying visual needs by verbally describing mathematical concepts and problems. This type of audio support is especially important for word problems. Additionally, products can provide the option of writing or reading numbers in braille.
  • Factors Supported by this Strategy

    Social and Emotional Learning