[Blindmath] Algebraic Long Division

Pranav Lal pranav.lal at gmail.com
Tue Mar 17 20:09:02 CDT 2009

Hi all,

One way I have found for problems like long division is to use a
spreadsheet. The spreadsheet duplicates a taler frame in some ways. The good
thing is one can add or delete rows as required. I am not sure that this
will help in the current scenario but it could be worth a try.


-----Original Message-----
From: blindmath-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:blindmath-bounces at nfbnet.org] On
Behalf Of Susan Jolly
Sent: Tuesday, March 17, 2009 10:05 PM
To: blindmath at nfbnet.org
Subject: [Blindmath] Algebraic Long Division

I'm sitting here shaking my head in disbelief on reading "my professor asked
me to do sets of long division
containing variables." Spatial arithmetic and especially long division is
the worst case scenario for doing math in braille since you have to keep
going back and forth. And who does long division in college any more?  Let
alone algebraic long division or polynomial long division like you are
doing. What a mess! 

I agree this is not a situation with a good solution. LaTeX wouldn't be of
much help.  Hopefully you will make it through somehow and never have to do
this again!

It also sounds like your professor is difficult to deal with.  I'd think
that if you could sit down with the professor and prove that you understand
the concept of long division, there wouldn't be any need to do a large
number of similar problems.

Best wishes,

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