[nabs-l] Braille Math question

Jen spiderweb1 at sbcglobal.net
Thu Mar 30 19:43:04 UTC 2017

Hi Michaela,

Try putting the for cell over what you canceled out so you can't read that
part; my former math tutor, who was sighted and learned braille, suggested
this. Erasing braille is really hrd!


spiderweb1 at sbcglobal.net

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Subject: [nabs-l] Braille Math question

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 they can see what the numbers are but know they
canceled them out. I tried scratching them out with my finger, but that did
not work well. Any other thoughts? Thank you.


I do my math on the Perkins Braillewriter.
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