Detail

Title
Tactile algebra tiles
Author
Zhou, Li
Publisher
American Printing House for the Blind
Publication Date
2017
Collation
2 white, folding magnetic boards, magnetic algebra tiles (2 black strips, 6 large blue squares, 6 large red squares, 12 purple rectangles, 12 red rectangles, 32 small red squares, and 32 small green squares), 1 Large print Guidebook and 2 Braille guidebooks.
Format
Kit
Grade Level
09
10
11
Abstract
A mathematical manipulative that provides students with concrete models for approaching abstract algebraic concepts and procedures. Tactile Algebra Tiles is an accessible version of traditional algebra tiles, specifically designed for students with blindness and low vision. It includes magnetic tiles that the students can manipulate on a steel board and uses tactile symbols to help students differentiate between tiles. Colors are chosen with consideration for the needs of students who have low vision. This product is consistent with traditional algebra tiles used by sighted students, and this allows students who are visually impaired to work together with their classmates in inclusive classrooms. This product can be used by students in elementary through high school for adding, subtracting, and multiplying integers, simplifying expressions, solving linear and quadratic equations, and for adding, subtracting, multiplying, and factoring polynomials. A guidebook is provided where users can find examples of using algebra tiles to solve math problems.
Notes
APH Cat 1-08410-00
Unified English Braille Compatible
Subject
Mathematics - Aids and devices
Visually impaired - Children - Tactile perception
Caption
Tactile algebra tiles
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