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Sunday, April 15, 2012

MathBuilders

Parts of the Mathbuilders kit

Mathbuilders, Unit 1: Matching, Sorting, and Patterning
Mathbuilders, Unit 6: Geometry
Mathbuilders, Unit 8: Data Collection, Graphing, and Probability/Statistics
MathBuilders, Unit 7: Fractions, Mixed Numbers, and Decimals
MathBuilders, Unit 5: Measurement and Estimation


MathBuilders, Unit 1: Matching, Sorting, and Patterning

MathBuilders is a supplementary math program separated into eight units by content standards and grade level. This allows the teacher to focus on specific standards or provide remedial material for individual students.
Unit 1 includes:
  • Teacher's guide with lesson plans for grades K-3
  • CD-ROM with General Guidelines for Teaching Math to Young Braille Users
  • 58 student worksheets for additional practice
  • Manipulatives:
    • 54 geometric shapes with different sizes, shapes, textures, and colors
    • Felt board
    • Textured shapes with hook/loop material backing
    • Point symbol stickers
    • Length sticks
    • Bell bracelet and rattle for creating sound patterns
Objectives for each lesson have been aligned with the Principles and Standards for School Mathematics from the National Council of Teachers and Mathematics (NCTM).
MathBuilders, Unit 1: Matching, Sorting, and Patterning

Print Kit:
Catalog Number: 7-03560-00

Braille Kit:
Catalog Number: 5-03560-00 Replacement Items:

Teacher's Guide

Print:
Catalog Number: 7-03560-01

Braille:
Catalog Number: 5-03560-01 Consumables Pack, Braille:
Catalog Number: 5-03560-02

Optional Items:

General Guidelines

Print:
Catalog Number: 7-03560-03

Braille:
Catalog Number: 5-03560-03
Click this link to purchase MathBuilders, Unit 1 Kit: Matching, Sorting, and Patterning.


MathBuilders, Unit 6: Geometry

Photo of the MathBuilders Geometry kit
Unit 6 includes:
  • Teacher's guide with lesson plans for grades K-3
  • CD-ROM with General Guidelines for Teaching Math to Young Braille Users
  • 34 student worksheets for additional practice
  • Manipulative parts:
    • Felt board
    • Textured shapes with hook/loop material backing
    • 9 geometric shapes - hexagon, pentagon, octagon, equilateral triangle, isosceles triangle, right triangle, square, rectangle, and circle
    • 3-D shapes - sphere, cone, hemisphere, cylinder, cube, pyramid, and prisms
    • Geometro - kit for building simple 3-D shapes
    • Nemeth Code Reference Sheet
WARNING: Choking Hazard-Small Parts. Not intended for children ages 5 and under without adult supervision.
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Large Print Kit (includes Teacher's Guide in large print):
Catalog Number: 7-03563-00

Braille Kit (includes Teacher's Guide in braille):
Catalog Number: 5-03563-00

Optional Items

General Guidelines, Braille:
Catalog Number: 5-03560-03

General Guidelines, Large Print:
Catalog Number: 7-03560-03 Replacement Items:

Teacher's Guide, Large Print:
Catalog Number: 7-03563-01 Teacher's Guide, Braille:
Catalog Number: 5-03563-01 Consumables Pack, Braille:
Catalog Number: 5-03563-02
Click this link to purchase MathBuilders, Unit 6 Kit: Geometry.

Note: The General Guidelines is included on the CD with every unit. It is not included in large print or braille in the kits, but can be purchased separately in large print and braille editions. A good resource for teachers who need information about teaching math to students with visual impairments and a great resource to share with the regular classroom teacher.


MathBuilders, Unit 8: Data Collection, Graphing, and Probability/Statistics

Photo of the MathBuilders Unit 8 kit
MathBuilders, Unit 8 includes:
  • Teacher's guide with lesson plans for grades K-3
  • CD-ROM with General Guidelines for Teaching Math to Young Braille Users
  • 21 student worksheets for additional practice
  • Manipulative parts:
    • Two graphing grids
    • Tactile Graphing Squares - 36 full squares and 9 half squares
    • Spinner with two overlays
    • Embossed Graph Sheets
    • Feel 'n Peel Stickers -- Point Symbols, Alphabet Stickers, and Number Stickers
Replacement Items:

Teacher's Guide:

Large Print:
Catalog Number: 7-03565-01

Braille:
Catalog Number: 5-03565-01

Consumables Pack, Braille:
Catalog Number: 5-03565-02
Click this link to purchase


MathBuilders, Unit 7: Fractions, Mixed Numbers, and Decimals

MathBuilders is a supplementary math program designed for young braille users in grades K-3, separated into eight units by content standards and grade level. This allows the teacher to focus on specific standards or provide remedial material for individual students. APH has now released four units, with more planned for the future.

Unit 7 includes

  • Teacher's guide with lesson plans for grades K-3
  • CD-ROM with General Guidelines for Teaching Math to Young Braille Users
  • 32 student worksheets for additional practice
  • Manipulatives:
    • 25 Tactile Tokens
    • Fraction Circle Tray
    • Pie Shaped Fraction Pieces for 1, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/6, and 1/8
    • Fraction/Decimal Bar Tray
    • Fraction Bars for 1, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/8, and 1/10
    • Decimal Bars for .10, .20, .25, and .50
    • Nemeth/Large Print labels for all fraction and decimal pieces
Note: General Guidelines book is included on the CD-ROM with every unit. It is not included in print or braille in the kits, but can be purchased separately in large print and braille editions. It’s a good resource for teachers who need information about teaching math to students with visual impairments.
WARNING: Choking Hazard -- Small Parts. Not intended for children ages 5 and under without adult supervision.
Recommended ages: 5 years and up.

Optional Item

General Guidelines Book:

Large Print: 7-03560-03 Braille: 5-03560-03
Click this link to purchase MathBuilders, Unit 7: Fractions, Mixed Numbers, and Decimals


MathBuilders, Unit 5 Measurement and Estimation

Unit 5 includes
  • Teacher's guide with lesson plans for grades K-3
  • CD-ROM with General Guidelines for Teaching Math to Young Braille Users
  • 9 student worksheets for additional practice
  • Manipulatives
  • Metric-English Measurement Ruler
  • Analog Clock Model
  • Clock Face Sheets
  • Individual Calendar Kit
  • Talking Thermometer
  • POURfect Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Jars
  • Primary Balance Scale
  • Standard Mass Set, 17 pieces
  • Kilogram Mass
  • Hexagram Mass Set, 54 pieces
Large Print Kit (Teacher's Guide in Large Print):
Catalog Number: 7-03562-00

Braille Kit (Teacher's Guide in Braille):
Catalog Number: 5-03562-00
Click this link to purchase MathBuilders, Unit 5: Measurement and Estimation Kit The remaining units will be announced individually as they are produced and available for sale.

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