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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:

- Instructor introduction and background
- Unique course materials and prerequisites, if any
- Assignment submission information and deadline
- Contact information for questions and concerns

To proceed through the course, the student:

- Reads the Getting Started instructions from the instructor. (separate document for large print, email for online users)
- Proceeds to the Overview at the beginning of the course.
- Begins Lesson 1 in the course by reading the lesson introduction, objectives, and key terms, if any.
- Reads the first reading section of the lesson.
- Completes any practice exercises and checks the answers. Practice exercise answers are
**NOT**submitted to the instructor. They are for the student's practice and benefit only. - Continues to the next reading section.
- After the last practice exercise, reviews the lesson summary.
- Proceeds to the assignment and completes the assignment independently, free from the assistance of others.
- Submits the assignment to the instructor, following the instructions in the assignment and the Getting Started instructions.
- Begins the next lesson; student does not submit a new assignment, however, until feedback from previous assignment has been received.
- Reviews assignment feedback from the instructor, as well as any supplementary material the instructor may provide.

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

none

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.

1,200–1,080 points | A |
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1,079–960 points | B |

959–840 points | C |

839–720 points | D |

719–0 points | F |

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

- briefly explain how the Nemeth Code was developed
- explain how the Nemeth Code is used and produced

This lesson includes Assignment 1.

After completing Lesson 2: Numerals, Indicators, Roman Numerals, and Special Signs, the student will be able to use

- Nemeth Code numerals and basic indicators
- the mathematical comma
- Roman numerals
- the decimal point and the dollar, pound sterling, cent, percent, and degree signs

This lesson includes Assignment 2.

After completing Lesson 3: Signs of Operation and Grouping, the student will be able to use

- signs of operation in linear display
- signs of grouping

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

- the slash
- simple fractions, mixed numbers, and complex fractions
- spatially displayed fractions

This lesson includes Assignment 6.

After completing Lesson 7: Letters and Levels, the student will be able to

- read and braille letters as mathematical symbols
- indicate superscript, subscript, and baseline levels

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

- omissions
- shapes

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

- carried numbers
- long division

This lesson includes Assignment 9.

After completing Lesson 10: Contractions, Short-Form Words, and Abbreviations, the student will be able to

- follow some basic rules for the use and nonuse of contractions and short-form words in the Nemeth Code
- use abbreviations

This lesson includes Assignment 10.

After completing Lesson 11: Regrouping and Cancellation, the student will be able to use the cancellation indicators for

- regrouping (borrowing) in subtraction
- reducing fractions

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

- modifiers
- radicals
- set notation

This lesson includes Assignment 12.

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