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Tutoring a recalcitrant/awkward/exasperating student---special needs?

How do I reach [this] kid? Let me be blunt: You probably don't. This is a person who is so intransigent that you effectively need to black-tag them. A hard lesson is that you can't save everyone. At ...
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Tutoring a recalcitrant/awkward/exasperating student---special needs?

This is a student who doesn't understand social cues. He only knows that if he is rude you keep trying. If acts disruptive, he will get the answer without working for it. As long as you reward him ...
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How do blind people learn mathematics?

Update for JMM 2020: See the potentially relevant blogpost here. The post begins: I am interested in how blind people learn mathematics at any level, but particularly before college. Math is often ...
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What are some strategies to remedy and accommodate dysgraphia?

(Quick note: I am not a math teacher. I am a CS teacher with a bit of dysgraphia myself. However, my insights here actually came from when I used to be a high school music teacher, where I was ...
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Geogebra for Blind People

Desmos Geometry is not as fully featured as GeoGebra. However, Desmos does have specific features for the visually impaired such a screen reader support, braille support, and audio trace. These ...
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Mental Health in Mathematics

At my university, students with learning challenges receive extra time during exams. Based on this, I can tell you that there are quite a number of them in the math courses that I have taught. Some ...
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What are some strategies to remedy and accommodate dysgraphia?

I have cerebral palsy, which makes me almost unable to write legibly by hand. (I can do a bit of scratch work, but that's it.) Discovering LyX changed my life. LyX is basically a user-friendly front ...
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To what degree can the legally blind, with computer induced medical problems, study statistics?

I suspect the avenue to answering this revolves much more around his condition and his reaction to it than it does around statistics as a field. For one thing "legal blindness" is a pretty ...
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Teaching algebra to visually impaired or blind students

You can find articles and videos on teaching math to low vision and blind students from the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. https://www.tsbvi.edu/ In particular, you can find ...
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Teaching algebra to visually impaired or blind students

Here's an article/video that I found helpful as I teach math to a visually impaired student: http://www.perkinselearning.org/videos/webcast/teaching-math-students-who-are-blind-or-visually-impaired ...
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Teaching algebra to visually impaired or blind students

I do not have any sources, but I do have some critical arguments on this topic that can produce insight into this and related problems in mathematics. Rather than limiting ourselves to the blind, let ...
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How do blind people learn mathematics?

I hate to be the one, but...a Google search gives several articles on the topic. Didn't see one killer one. But also did not see them all a waste. Think skimming a few would help (and more content ...
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