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The Nemeth code for science and mathematics includes all the symbols a braille user needs for written math and science. By learning basic symbols presented in this course, you can help your child who uses braille to develop math skills that will serve him or her throughout the school years and beyond. This course will not enable you to transcribe material from print to the Nemeth code. Additional study and practice is necessary before doing so.
Prerequisite: "Contracted Braille" or the ability to read and write contracted (grade 2) braille.
COURSE: BNC-111 MEDIA: LP or OL study guide with LP course book, LESSONS: 12
The Getting Started instructions from the instructor include important information on:
To proceed through the course, the student:
Each program (Family Education, HIPS) has an expected assignment submission time frame. Refer to the Getting Started instructions for that important information.
Students may contact the instructor at any time in this procedure if they have questions about the material. Instructor contact information is in the Getting Started instructions.
Family Education and HIPS
The Nemeth Code for Science and Mathematics includes all the symbols a braille user needs to engage in written math and science. This course introduces you to many of the basic Nemeth Code symbols. By learning the basics of the Nemeth Code, you can help students who are blind to develop mathematical skills that will serve them throughout their school years and beyond. The goal of this course is to read and braille the basic symbols of the Nemeth Code.
12 lessons, 12 assignments
Successful completion of "Contracted Braille" or the ability to read and write contracted braille. Students may be asked to demonstrate proficiency in contracted braille.
Student will need a braille-writing tool. This could be a braillewriter, slate and stylus, or a direct-input computer software program that produces SimBraille or connects to an embosser (braille printer).
Assignments are worth 100 points each. Assignment 1 includes 2 essay questions for 50 points each. Assignments 2 through 12 include 12–24 items worth from 3–8.3 points each. Assignments are open book and do not need to be completed in one sitting. Students are expected to do their own work, independent of any outside help. Students will need approximately 2 hours to complete an assignment.
Students are expected to follow Hadley's Student Code of Conduct. Also, by submitting an assignment, students acknowledge that they have completed the work themselves and without plagiarism. Refer to the Student Handbook for the Student Code of Conduct and Hadley's full plagiarism policy. Plagiarism may result in the requirement to redo the assignment, a failing grade on the assignment, or even expulsion from the Hadley Institute.
After completing Lesson 1: The Development and Uses of the Nemeth Code, the student will be able to
This lesson includes Assignment 1.
After completing Lesson 2: Numerals, Indicators, Roman Numerals, and Special Signs, the student will be able to use
This lesson includes Assignment 2.
After completing Lesson 3: Signs of Operation and Grouping, the student will be able to use
This lesson includes Assignment 3.
After completing Lesson 4: Signs of Comparison, the student will be able to use signs of comparison. This lesson includes Assignment 4.
After completing Lesson Lesson 5: Spatial Display, the student will be able to use the Nemeth Code to read and write some basic, spatially displayed math problems. This lesson includes Assignment 5.
After completing Lesson 6: The Slash and Fractions, the student will be able to use the Nemeth Code to read and write
This lesson includes Assignment 6.
After completing Lesson 7: Letters and Levels, the student will be able to
This lesson includes Assignment 7.
After completing Lesson 8: Omissions and Shapes, the student will be able to use the Nemeth Code to read and braille
This lesson includes Assignment 8.
After completing Lesson 9: Carried Numbers and Long Division, student will be able to use the Nemeth Code to read and braille
This lesson includes Assignment 9.
After completing Lesson 10: Contractions, Short-Form Words, and Abbreviations, the student will be able to
This lesson includes Assignment 10.
After completing Lesson 11: Regrouping and Cancellation, the student will be able to use the cancellation indicators for
This lesson includes Assignment 11.
After completing Lesson 12: Modifiers, Radicals, and Set Notation, the student will be able to use the Nemeth Code to read and braille
This lesson includes Assignment 12.