[Blindmath] formatting number lines

Susan Mooney susanannemooney at gmail.com
Tue Apr 24 20:49:10 CDT 2012


No prob, Maureen.  The thing with number lines is that when you do a
one-to-one match with the print, they usually end up unreadable.  So it's
better to modify them.  Sometimes you have to sit and think how it's going
to work, but most of the time it's totally doable.

SM

On Tue, Apr 24, 2012 at 4:56 PM, Lewicki, Maureen
<mlewicki at bcsd.neric.org>wrote:

> Good point, Susan
>
> Maureen Murphy Lewicki
> Maureen Murphy Lewicki
> Teacher of Visually Impaired
> Bethlehem Central Schools
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: blindmath-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:blindmath-bounces at nfbnet.org]
> On Behalf Of Susan Mooney
> Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 4:44 PM
> To: john.gardner at orst.edu; Blind Math list for those interested in
> mathematics
> Subject: Re: [Blindmath] formatting number lines
>
> Why not reduce the number line so that it's not an entire match to the
> print.  In other words, rather than showing each individual tick, put in a
> TN that one tick = 10 or 15 or 20 or whatever works the best to get the
> number line on one page.  This way your number line doesn't become a train
> track. :)
>
> SM
>
> On Tue, Apr 24, 2012 at 3:52 PM, John Gardner <john.gardner at orst.edu>
> wrote:
>
> > I have no idea what the official answer to your question is, but I
> > would much rather have a number line that is a numbr line.  Why add to
> > cognitive problems by splitting an entity into more than one when it's
> not necessary?
> > I'd suggest that you put it in landscape and continue it on other
> > pages if necessary.  If you have tractor paper, just keep the pages
> > together - otherwise tape them together.
> >
> > John Gardner
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: blindmath-bounces at nfbnet.org
> > [mailto:blindmath-bounces at nfbnet.org]
> > On
> > Behalf Of Lewicki, Maureen
> > Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 12:29 PM
> > To: 'Blind Math list for those interested in mathematics'
> > Subject: [Blindmath] formatting number lines
> >
> > Sorry, this may be a bit off topic, but I need help. My student is
> > learning integers, and the teacher will be using number lines to
> introduce them.
> >
> > I have the APH number line, so that it can be used and re-used, but
> > how will we do the number lines for a braille worksheet?
> >
> > The number lines are too long for one braille line, so do we do the
> > line on paper that is turned 'landscape' style, or do we continue the
> > number line on the next  line? My inclination it to continue the
> > number line on the second line. If so, what are the labels I should
> > use to indicate the line continues? Thanks,
> >
> > Suggestions, please.M
> >
> > Maureen Murphy Lewicki
> > Maureen Murphy Lewicki
> > Teacher of Visually Impaired
> > Bethlehem Central Schools
> > (518)439-7681
> > "When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is
> > wrought in our life, or in the life of another." Helen Keller
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> >
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