[Blindmath] constructions in Geometry

Star Gazer pickrellrebecca at gmail.com
Fri Nov 20 16:44:48 UTC 2015


			What about wiki sticks? Pipe cleaner?

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From: Blindmath [mailto:blindmath-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Emanuela
Ughi via Blindmath
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Subject: Re: [Blindmath] constructions in Geometry

Can I ask to better specify this

*to have a blind student do Constructions in Geometry* ?

For example, can you give an example of a "construction" you want the blind
student do?

Thank you
Emanuela

2015-11-20 15:24 GMT+01:00 White, Jason J via Blindmath <
blindmath at nfbnet.org>:

>
> > On Nov 20, 2015, at 09:07, Lewicki, Maureen via Blindmath <
> blindmath at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> >
> > Has anyone found an effective way to have a blind student do
> Constructions in Geometry? We are using wiki sticks and a draftsman 
> with film paper but I was hoping for a more precise way to do it.
>
> When I was in secondary school, we used the same technique that you 
> describe, i.e., a board with a rubber mat to which plastic sheets were 
> clipped. The board had set squares and was graduated with centimeter 
> divisions, allowing for quite precise measurements.
>
> Also available were a braille ruler, a compass and a protractor.
>
> 20 years later, there do not appear to be any superior alternatives, 
> so far as I know.
>
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