How many Nemeth symbols do I need to know in order to use the Nemeth Braille Code curriculum with my child or student?
The Nemeth Braille Code curriculum can be used by anyone, regardless of background and previous experience with Nemeth Code.
Does the grade-level specific Nemeth Braille Code curriculum replace the general education math curriculum?
The Nemeth Braille Code curriculum will support math instruction, but it should not replace the math curriculum.
Why is it important for children or youth who are blind and read Braille to learn the Nemeth Code?
Proficiency in Nemeth Code allows K-12 students who are blind and read Braille to access grade-level math and science materials. In addition, the Nemeth Code provides students of all ages an effective way to demonstrate understanding of mathematical concepts (Rosenblum & Smith, 2012). By using the Nemeth Code, students are able to show their work step-by-step, as they solve simple and complex mathematical equations similar to their sighted peers.
Which Nemeth symbols do I need to know to use the Nemeth Code Braille focused lessons?
At a minimum, you should know the Nemeth numbers, basic signs of operation, basic signs of comparison, and the letters of the alphabet.
Do the focused lessons replace the general education math curriculum?
The focused lessons will support math instruction, but they should not replace the general education math curriculum.
Is there a specific order in which the focused lessons should be completed?
Each lesson focuses on new symbols needed for a specific skill or concept. They can be completed in any order, based on what the student will be learning or is currently learning in math.
Is there a UEB technical math version of the focused lessons?
Currently, the lessons are only available in the Nemeth Braille Code within UEB Contexts
What Braille displays are supported by the Nemeth Symbol Library?
The Nemeth Symbol Library has been tested with the following displays.
- Humanware Brailliant
- Humanware BrailleNote Apex
- Humanware BrailleNote Touch
- HIMS BrailleSense U2
- HIMS BrailleSense Polaris
Is there a Unified English Braille (UEB) technical math version of the examples available in the library?
The library is only available for Nemeth Code and there are no plans at this time to add UEB technical math. We have included examples using Nemeth within UEB Contexts, but all math notation is in Nemeth Code only.