Tools for Math:
- Easy grip math tools
- Protractor with swing arm
- Compass Ruler
- highlighter tape
- colored overlays
- free math grids for creating problems and charts http://incompetech.com/beta/plainpapergraph
- abacus/ Math Line
- counting line
- Talking calculators
- Fraction calculators
- Money calculators and Coinulator
- Enlarged math worksheets
- Low-tech alternatives for answering
- Math "Smart Chart"
- Tactile/voice output measuring devices
- Talking watches/clocks
- Calculator /calculator with print out
- Calculator with large keys and/or large display Talking calculator
- Calculator with special features (e.g. fraction translation)
- On-screen/scanning calculator
- Alternative keyboard programmed for math tasks
- Software with cueing for math computation (may use adapted input methods)
- Software for manipulation of objects
- Voice recognition software
- Math Pad Plus by Intellitools www.intellitools.com
- attainment Company www.attainmentcompany.com
- Onion Mountain Technology www.onionmountaintech.com
- American Printing Houe for the Blind www.aph.org
- Clever Clock www.learningresources.com It's about time and a fun way to learn it! Electronic learning clock teaches kids to tell time and solve elapsed time problems. Self-checking quiz feature with 2 skill levels makes mastering time telling easy! Clock measures 10.75" high.
www.primarymath.org This site offers onscreen demos of math programs for students, teachers, and home-schoolers. Links to other sites with educational games are also provided.
www.HenterMath.com Check out a free trial download of Virtual Pencil software, a math program for students who have difficulty using a pencil to perform math functions. The user must register to receive information needed for accessing the Software.
WebMath http://www.webmath.com/ - is a math-help Web site that generates answers to specific math questions and problems, as entered by a user. The math answers are generated and displayed real-time, at the moment a Web user types in their math problem and clicks "solve." In addition to the answers, WebMath also shows the student how to arrive at the answer.
LoTTIE Kit for Math
The LoTTIE Kit for Math is full of a variety of low tech tools and more mid tech, hand held electronic tools than any other LoTTIE kit, as well as two software based tools - the Math Grids disk and Math Maker Templates, a series of self-running templates that help students to do math problems on the computer.
- Math Shark
Let students 'chomp' their way through learning math facts. Eight different levels in each of 7 different math functions including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, percents, and decimals. Press another button and the Math Shark becomes a full featured calculator.
- Texas Instruments TI-15 Explorer Calculator
A calculator for fractions with a full screen display that actually shows fractions and mixed numbers as students would write them. The calculator allows students to add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions; simplify fractions; display division results as remainders, fractions, or decimals; learn place values; and do all other typical calculator functions.
- Talking Calculator
Don't miss this calculator that reads back every keystroke and answer. Great for students with visual impairment but equally as valuable for students who need to see and hear answers in order to get them accurately to their papers. Has a special button so that answers can read back as individual digits or in correct nomenclature.
- Numbers & Math Symbols Rubber Stamps
Set of rubber stamps includes numbers 0-9, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and equals signs.
- Fractiongrams Stamp
Set of 2 stamps helps students understand fractions by demonstrating parts, and their relations to the whole. One stamp is one complete whole, the other a division of that whole into rectangles, each a part of the whole and other rectangles above or below demonstrating 1, 1/2's, 1/3's, 1/4's, 1/5's, 1/6's, 1/8's, 1/9's, and 1/10's.
- Number Line Rubber Stamps
Set of 4 numberline stamps; 1-10, 1-20 (2 parts), and 1-10 with problem blanks.
- X-Y Axis Stamp
Rubber stamp creates a perfect negative and positive x-y axis. Approximate size 2.5' x 2.5'.
- Clock/Time Stamp
One basic clock stamp with 12 hour and 60 minute divisions allows you to stamp the clock and then draw in the hands to the appropriate time. The second stamp takes the same type of analog clock and pairs it with a standard digital format.
- Coin Abacus
Add and subtract coins and dollar bills with voice output. Great for young students, students just learning about the value of coins, and students with visual impairments.
- Various Pencils and Grips
Includes 4 different pencils; all with modified triangular shape - Hand Hugger, Jumbo, Intermediate, and Regular w/eraser - and 7 different grips to help students hold their pens and pencils properly and more comfortably for greater legibility, speed, and reduced hand fatigue. Note: the pencils are not sold separately.
- 12" Finger Grip Ruler (pink)
The finger grip ruler allows the student to grip and hold the ruler because of a raised plastic middle. Assorted colors.
- The Master Ruler
The perfect tool for teaching length measurement and their divisions. The ruler has multiple transparent overlays that can go over a white 1' increment ruler showing 1/2', 1/4', 1/8', 1/16', and 1/32' increments. Because these different layers are transparent the student can always see the other layers and understand the relationships between the different units of measure.
- Addition/Multiplication Tables
Set of 2 tables laminated together back to back. On one side a multiplication table 0-9, on the other an addition table 0-9. For use as a study and homework guide, or for practice drills.
- Magnetic Wipe Off Board with Number/Symbol Magnet
Set with one Stickin' Place Magnetic Sheet and printed magnet sheet with numbers, symbols, and lines in different colors so that student can solve math problems without handwriting.
- Signature/Reading Guide
Heavy duty plastic guide, just the right size for signing credit cards and checks. Also makes a perfect reading guide that won't rip or tear.
- Highlighter Tape (various colors)
3-Line Highlighter Tape. Highlight any text, then remove the tape without damage. Use for teaching about highlighting or for color coding.
- Math Line
The perfect math manipulative number line for students, even those with physical disabilities. This sturdy wooden number line (with numbers from 1-31) suctions to a desk or other smooth surface, and students move plastic rings to either the right or left. Useful for counting, teaching about size and quantity, calendar skills and beginning lessons on adding and subtracting.
- Magnifying Bar
A clear ruler and magnifier all in one easy to use tool.
- Math Grids Disk & Hard Copies
Adobe Acrobat files for printing different size grids (1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 3/4, and 1 inch black, blue, yellow and pink). For student use in math and writing. Mac/Windows CD.
- Math Maker Templates
Math Maker Templates are a set of self-running templates that allow students to do addition, subtraction, and multiplication problems on the computer. Additional templates also help students reduce fractions and change fractions to percents and decimals. Mac/Windows CD.
- Place Value Wipe-Off Board
Personal size markerboard has vertical columns corresponding to place value in both decimals and fractions. Set has Place-Value markerboard, purple dry erase marker, and eraser.
- Reading Helper Set
Flexible reading guides with built in filters. The set contains one each of red, green, blue, yellow, pink, orange and purple filters. These filters are easy to use and carry around and are valuable for tracking as well as color needs.
- Six Color Stamp Pad
This extra large stamp pad is perfect for oversized stamps and also creates visually fun images with six different color choices used separately or together for a 'rainbow' effect. Each color is 2 x 2 inches.
- Thermometer Stamp
Help students learn to read thermometers and understand the relationship between Celsius and Fahrenheit measures with this unique dual display thermometer stamp.
- Time Timer
A visual timer in a portable 3 inch package. Time up to 60 minutes and students can watch the time left that is marked in bright red. Great for students who need preparation for transitions or who function well with visual reminders to keep working. Includes cloth case.
- Wipe-Off Clock Board
Personal size markerboard has an analog clock face with numbers to let student or teacher draw in the hands, and a digital clock with hour and minute blanks ready to be filled in. Set includes clock markerboard, purple dry erase marker, and eraser.
- The Quarter Mile Math Program - PC www.thequartermile.com
This math software program is used for a wide range of abilities. Problems appear one at a time on the screen. The goal is to answer them as fast as you can. Each time you enter the answer correctly, your dragster or horse will go faster. You race against your five previous best races that are replayed on screen-six lanes with six dragsters or six riderless horses in all. The sooner you reach the finish line, the better your score will be.
- Virtual Pencil PC Virtual Pencil is computer software that is used to interactively solve math problems. It is designed for those who are pencil impaired: unable to operate a pencil effectively. This is not a tutorial, although tutorial mode is part of the package. Think of it as a virtual pencil, a tool that can be used to solve a math problem. It moves to the right spot on the "paper", guided by the user, and inputs the answers that the user selects. When used with a screen reader the numbers and actions are read outloud, or displayed in Braille
http://www.greatschools.net/LD.topic?content=1541 Free downloadable Guide to Assistive Technology
http://www.ldonline.org/ Suggestions regarding assistive technology for Math
http://www.ldresources.org/category/low-tech-tools/ Information about learning disabilities and low tech tools
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