[nabs-l] Braille Math question

Miso Kwak misokwak12 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 29 23:13:46 UTC 2017

Hi Mikayla,
I am a Braille user myself, and I think I used to write out the new
expression after I cancel out so I can easily remember and access what
I am doing.
For example, let's say you are calculating the following:
2/x * x/5

In this case you would cancel out the two x.
For the next step, I would braille out
2/1 * 1/5
Which yields an answer of 2/5

I know this is a simple example but I hope this gives an idea of what
I am talking about.

On 3/29/17, Mikayla Gephart via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Hi all,
>      I will be discussing this with my TVI tomorrow, but need to get your
> thoughts on this as well. Sorry if I overwhelm anyone, but I am hoping my
> explanations will be worth it. I am studying rational expressions (AKA
> fractions) in Math class. I am not good at Math, so it can take me a while
> to understand concepts. Do you all know how when multiplying fractions with
> variables, you cancel out like terms in the fraction? I was sitting with my
> privately hired math tutor today, and she was mentioning how sighted
> students put a line through what they are canceling out, so that they can
> see what the numbers are, but know that they canceled them out. I tried
> scratching them out with my finger, but that did not work well. Any other
> thoughts? Thank you.
> Sincerely,
> Mikayla
> P.S.
> I do my math on the Perkins Braillewriter.
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Mi So Kwak
University of California, Los Angeles | 2017
Psychology B.A. | Education Studies Minor | Disability Studies Minor
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