Focused Lessons

Our focused lessons are designed to help students learn the Nemeth symbols, and increase their knowledge and understanding of key mathematical concepts.

Students of any age can benefit from these lessons, especially if they need a refresher or additional practice with Nemeth symbols. They were developed in response to feedback from dozens of students interested in learning new Nemeth symbols in a fun and supportive way. The user-friendly focused lessons include:

  • How to read and write new symbols in Nemeth Code
  • How to use these symbols for math concepts and applications like number lines and modified expressions
  • Examples in Braille
  • Examples in print for parents and teachers
  • Activities and games to reinforce the new symbols
  • List of special symbols for reference
  • Abbreviated lesson documents with only examples and problems for students who are transitioning to Braille or are new to the Nemeth Code

Use the following links to go to a description of each focused lesson and to download a zipped folder with the lesson.

  • Five-Step Rule and Exceptions (ZIP) 
    • Place Value (horizontal bar directly under a single digit)
    • Single-Digit Repeating Decimal
    • Multi-Digit Repeating Decimal
    • Geometry (segments, rays, and lines)
    • Geometry and Beyond (parallel to, perpendicular to, congruent to)
  • Fractions and Mixed Numbers, Including Activities (ZIP) 
    • How to Read and Write a Simple Fraction
    • Simple Fractions with Operation and Comparison Signs
    • Simple Fractions with a Diagonal Fraction Line
    • How to Read and Write a Mixed Number
    • Mixed Numbers with Operation and Comparison Signs
    • Spatial Arrangements with Fractions and Mixed Numbers
  • Multiplication and Division, Including Activities (ZIP) 
    • Linear Equations with a Multiplication Cross
    • Multiplication Cross and Fractions
    • Multiplication Cross, Grouping Symbols, and Exponents
    • Multiplication Dot
    • Linear Equations with a Divided By Sign
  • Number Lines, Including Activities (ZIP) 
    • Creating a Number Line
    • Graphing Points on a Number Line
    • Graphing Inequalities on a Number Line
    • Cumulative Number Line Review Activities
  • Radical Expressions, Including Activities (ZIP) 
    • How to Read and Write a Radical Expression
    • Radical Expressions with an Index
    • Adding and Subtracting Radical Expressions
    • Multiplying and Simplifying Radical Expressions
    • Division with Radical Expressions
    • Nested Radical Expressions

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