[Blindmath] Need suggestions for High School Geometry

Munawar Bijani munawarb at gmail.com
Wed Mar 11 09:32:02 CDT 2009


Hi,
Agreed. This is what I found to be most beneficial to me--the teacher knows 
what he's talking about, so if he can combine his expertise with your 
expertise in making things tactile that'd be the best option.
Munawar A. Bijani
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: <sarah.jevnikar at utoronto.ca>
To: <blindmath at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Tuesday, March 10, 2009 3:30 PM
Subject: Re: [Blindmath] Need suggestions for High School Geometry


> 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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