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Welcome to the Nemeth Braille Code Curriculum!

Introduction

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.

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 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