Thursday, April 3, 2014

Low-Tech and Mid-Tech Adaptions

Many assistive technology devices, both low-tech and mid-tech, have been created to assist learners with disabilities in completing their math work.  These devices or items can include, but are definitely not limited to, rubber stamps, number lines, laminated addition and multiplication tables, and special rulers that can be used as transparent overlays in order to assist students with understanding the relationships between units of measurement (Dell, Newton, Petroff, 2012).  Additional technologies that students with poor fine motor control, learning disabilities, and visual impairments can benefit from include large calculators with over-sized buttons, talking calculators that read aloud the buttons that are stroked,  and "See N' Solve" calculators that show students an entire math problem on the screen.
See N' Solve Calculator 


Dell, A.G., Newton, D.A., Petroff, J.G. (2012).  Assistive Technology in the Classroom; Enhancing the School Experiences of Students with Disabilities.  2nd Edition. 

1 comment:

  1. Lauren, without even thinking about we used low and mid tech AT devices in our own math classrooms growing up. There are so many great devices that can be used in the classroom and the See N' Solve calculator is great so students can see the whole problem and where they could have gone wrong themselves.