[blindkid] Fwd: Reminder: It's All about Math on Tonight's NABS Membership Call!
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Sun Dec 13 20:52:16 UTC 2015
Please see the below message concerning this month's National Association of Blind Students (NABS) membership call. This is sure to be a great resource for your students/children as they continue in their math classes!
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> From: Chris Nusbaum <dotkid.nusbaum at gmail.com>
> Date: December 13, 2015 at 3:46:01 PM EST
> To: nfbnet-students-list at nfbnet.org
> Cc: board at nabslink.org, Chris Nusbaum <cnusbaumnfb at gmail.com>
> Subject: Reminder: It's All about Math on Tonight's NABS Membership Call!
> Happy Sunday Fellow Students:
> Math—it's a word which conjures up a wide range of emotions in students. Some associate it with the excitement of a good challenge, while others (myself included) shudder with fear and frustration at the mention of the very word. Too often, however, blind students associate math with the discouragement of being told we can't succeed in the subject because we are blind. We in NABS and the NFB believe that blind students can succeed in whatever field we choose, including the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) subjects. But the question remains: How will we do it?
> To help answer this question, the NABS membership committee is excited to hold a conference call all about doing math as a blind student tonight at 7:00 PM EST. This call will feature presentations from John Miller of our Science and Engineering Division and Eric Guillory of the Louisiana Center for the Blind, two successful blind adults who have excelled in math and who are now ready to share how they did it. There will also be ample time for you to get your questions answered about specific challenges you are facing in your math classes. No matter how you feel about math, this is sure to be an informative and empowering seminar. To participate in the call, please dial (605) 475-6700 and enter access code 7869673. We look forward to talking with you tonight at 7:00 PM Eastern about how you can live the life you want through math in college!
> Happy holidays,
> Chris Nusbaum, NABS Board Member
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