Exploration of household items can help students to develop the basic concepts about size, shape, color that are the foundation for classification skills, matching, and sorting . . . Experimenting with common objects provides lots of opportunities to practice counting and arranging items, and preparing for more advanced mathematical skills, such as addition and subtraction.

Paths to literacy Tip Sheet: 6 Tips for Teaching Mathematical Literacy

Counting, adding, subtracting, sequencing, grouping, multiplying, dividing . . . These skills, and many more, are the foundations for “mathematical literacy.”
How can students with sensory losses and other disabilities develop numeracy, number sense, and other mathematical concepts and abilities?

  • Distance and time
  • Seriation
  • Discrimination
  • Classification
  • Understanding shape
  • Comparison . . .
Numicon is a tactile and multi-sensory way of learning, which means your child learns by seeing and feeling.

Creating Large Print & Tactile Graphs

Graphs and charts can be very challenging for students who are blind or visually impaired, whether they are using tactile graphs or large print graphs.  Students with visual impairments must be specifically taught how to interpret tactile graphics and these skills are essential to success in later grades in all subjects, but especially in math and science.

  • General Tips
  • Distance and Time
  • Seriation
  • Classification
  • Discrimination
  • Understanding Shape
  • Discrimination
  • Comparison
Image shows a close-up photo of abacus beads next to the title Enabling Access to Math for Students with Visual Impairments and the logos of Paths to Literacy and Positive Eye
Image shows the cover of a book with the globe logo of the International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment (ICEVI), the logo of the overbrook School for the Blind, and the Nippon Foundation.  Book is titled Mathematics made easy for children with  visual impairment and labeled a publication of ON-NET / ICEVI
  • 1. Methodology of Teaching Mathematics
  • 2. Use of Abacus
  • 3. Use of Mathematical Braille Code
  • 4. Instructional Strategies
  • 5. Creative Mathematics This section deals with a whole range of creative activities such as using paper folding and the natural environment for teaching and understanding mathematical concepts.