[Blindmath] Need suggestions for High School Geometry

sarah.jevnikar at utoronto.ca sarah.jevnikar at utoronto.ca
Tue Mar 10 14:30:15 CDT 2009


Hi there,
I found it was most helpful to have my math teachers on board - they  
will be the best people to help your student with the subject matter  
but will need your support in doing this. Tactile materials are great  
but also alert the teacher that this student will be in their class.  
Perhaps encourage the student to do this part, as it will allow him to  
practice self-advocacy, allow he and the teacher to get to know each  
other a bit so accommodations can be discussed before the class  
begins, and probably will impress the teacher that he has shown this  
initiative. If he demonstrates seriousness in taking the course, he  
will be better helped by his teachers. I took a math course in the  
summer but I found it was more challenging. The material is covered  
more quickly because there is only one month of study instead of four,  
and it is hard to catch up once you've fallen behind. I also had  
trouble getting assistance from the teacher, and because it wasn't  
during the regular school year I had to pay privately for an  
educational assistant and Braille transcriptionist. I got an A too,  
but it was hard. If your student struggles in math this may not be the  
best option, as it is harder to stay motivated in the summer for  
anyone, but especially not if you don't enjoy the subject you're  
studying.
Sorry this is so long, but I hope it helps.
Sarah
I hope this helps.
Sarah



Quoting "Pickrell, Rebecca M (IS)" <REBECCA.PICKRELL at ngc.com>:

> If he's willing, have him take geometry in the summer.
> I did it this way, and it was great. It allowed me to move onto algebra
> 2 as a sophomore. Also, taking geometry in the summer allowed that to be
> my focus instead of having a bunch of other classes to focus on.
> I got an A if that matters.
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: blindmath-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:blindmath-bounces at nfbnet.org]
> On Behalf Of Julian, Kate
> Sent: Monday, March 09, 2009 3:48 PM
> To: blindmath at nfbnet.org
> Subject: [Blindmath] Need suggestions for High School Geometry
>
> Hello group,
>
> I (a resource teacher) will be supporting a student in all of his
> academic classes next year as a sophomore and I am most concerned about
> geometry. Math is this student's relative weakness. What suggestions can
> this collective group provide me? I have the book ordered in Braille and
> have ordered as many tactile friendly objects as I can find. Any and all
> help will be welcome.
>
> Thanks - Kate
>
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