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Mental Health in Mathematics

I am not sure if my question is relative to this meta but I still want to put forth my thoughts and concerns and questions because I think its not just me but others too who have similar issues. My ...
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To what degree can the legally blind, with computer induced medical problems, study statistics?

My son graduates from secondary school in 2022. But he shall attend university in Australia or UK — where you must apply for ONE major — not liberal arts in the USA. He wants to pick BSc Math with ...
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Geogebra for Blind People

I work in the University with students in a situation of disability, specifically, teaching them math and related things. I have a few students that are very visually impaired; they work with JAWS or ...
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Tutoring a recalcitrant/awkward/exasperating student---special needs?

As part of my duties at a GTA, I spend several hours per week in our department's drop-in tutoring center. The center is open to all students enrolled in 100- and 200-level math courses, with the ...
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What are some strategies to remedy and accommodate dysgraphia?

I have a few students that have difficulties writing. To generalize, these students have nearly illegible handwriting, they take a very long time to write, they become anxious or fatigued when writing ...
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How do you learn math as a person who has no sense of touch and sight?

How do you learn math as a person who has no sense of touch and sight? The only sense they can use is hearing, besides smell and taste, which I can't see being applicable in math. So the question is, ...
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Teaching algebra to visually impaired or blind students

I am currently writing an independent project investigating the teaching and learning of algebra for students with a visual impairment. I am struggling to find literature specifically about teaching ...
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How can I be more prolific as a maths teacher with my visual handicap?

I have a chronic visual handicap and am in need of adequate level of accessibility support while learning and teaching mathematics from and to the visually challenged as well as the sighted. I'm ...
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What accessibility is available to the blind and visually impaired students and teachers of mathematics?

I have a chronic visual handicap and am in need of adequate level of accessibility support while learning and teaching mathematics from and to the visually challenged as well as the sighted. I'm ...
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3-D printing of formulas encoded in LaTex for the visually impaired?

There is software available on the Net for 3-D printing of math expressions encoded in LaTex. What such technology is available off-the-shelf for the visually impaired to learn mathematics? And, ...
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How do blind people learn mathematics?

I am interested in how blind people learn mathematics at any level, but particularly before college. Math is often taught using a lot of visualization; how does this work with blind people? My ...
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The impact of dyslexia on learning mathematics, and available resources

I have always loved the beauty of mathematics and physics. However I'm severely dyslexic and find it hard to keep numbers in my head, any more than 4 numbers at a time and they melt together and lose ...
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Is there any math text reader device to help children who cannot see?

I don't teach school math but as a part of my voluntary activities in some NGOs, sometimes I am in this special situation. When I was in a school for special children who cannot see I came across a ...