Welcome to the Nemeth Braille Code Curriculum!
The Nemeth Braille Code Curriculum is designed to teach students who are visually impaired how to read and write the Nemeth code. It is aligned with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS Initiative, 2010) and includes hands-on activities and games that reinforce grade-level math concepts and make learning the Nemeth Code fun and meaningful for children of all ages. The curriculum also includes teacher scripts, braille ready files for student worksheets, answer keys, data recording sheets, review activities, and assessments.
Use the following links to download a zipped folder with the curriculum for the grade level(s) you need.
- Nemeth Braille Code Curriculum Pre-Kindergarten (ZIP)
- Nemeth Braille Code Curriculum Kindergarten (ZIP)
- Nemeth Braille Code Curriculum First Grade (ZIP)
Each zipped folder includes a Quick Start document. We suggest you begin with this document. You are also welcome to access a YouTube video that walks you through the same information. The link to the YouTube video can be found at the beginning of the Quick Start document.
Please let us know if you have difficulty opening any file or need assistance. We will continue to build this curriculum and would welcome any comments or suggestions you might have for improving this curriculum.
There is also a series of mini lessons designed for middle school students. These mini lessons were developed in response to feedback from dozens of students interested in learning new symbols in a fun and supportive way. The user-friendly mini 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 to reinforce the new symbols
- list of special symbols for reference
- abbreviated mini-lessons documents with only examples and problems for students who are transitioning to braille or new to the Nemeth Code
Although the mini lessons are designed for students in middle school, students of any age may enjoy and learn from the lessons, especially if they need a refresher or additional practice with Nemeth symbols.
Use the following link to download a zipped folder with the mini lesson. Five-Step Rule
There is also a list of Nemeth and math symbols similar to a glossary called the Nemeth Braille Searchable Database. This user-friendly database includes definitions of how to write the symbol in Nemeth code, helpful hints for remembering how to read and write many of the symbols, examples in print, and examples in braille.
Tina Herzberg, Susan Osterhaus, and Sara Larkin