2 Assistive Technology - Math – Low Tech-Mid Tech-High Tech Abacus/Math LineEnlarged math worksheetsAlternatives for answering, explaining or giving examplesMath “Smart Chart”Money calculator/CoinulatorTactile/voice output measuring devicesTalking watches/clocksCalculator with or without print outCalculator with large keys and/or displayTalking calculatorCalculator with special featuresOn-screen/scanning calculatorAlternative keyboardMath softwareSoftware for manipulation of objectsVoice recognition software
3 Low Tech MathLineMathLine is the first supplemental math tool with one-to-one correspondence between the concrete object and the abstract symbol.MathLine is an alternative strategy in the classroom that clearly models over 50 elementary math concepts and standards.
4 MathLine - Where Used Regular Education/Mainstream Curriculum Special Education Programs, IEP’sRemedial ProgramsBilingual Education ProgramsCompensatory Education ProgramsAlternative Education ProgramsIntervention ProgramsHome-schoolingTutoring Services
6 Teacher Exploration – MathLIne Is MathLine a Low, Mid, or High Tech device?Is it a multi-modal device?Is it cost efficient?Think of a student in your class that is having difficulty moving from the concrete to the abstract in mathematical operations. Do you think MathLine would be a consideration?Visit the MathLine website to view the MathLine Products.
7 Teacher Made Charts Low Tech Number lines, teacher made charts are both examples of a low tech device used by teachers.View an online sample from the Wisconsin Initiative on Assistive Technology at then choose curriculum-math
8 Mid Tech Devices Talking Calculators, Talking Clocks, & Talking Wristwatch A talking calculator is a device that speaks when the number is pressed.A talking clock/wristwatch speaks the time.See Premier Assistive Technology Website for more info and demo copies of software.Talking calculatorTalking checking book
9 High Tech Smart Board - Smart Chart A Smart Board is an interactive white board that can be used in several ways.Use the notebook software to create interactive lessonsUse the pens to highlight a specific element in a presentationHand write on a Smart Board with the special pens and turn the cursive into print.Smart Chart activities are developed using a Smart Board.Website reference:
10 Math sample – Smart Chart - Notebook In this lesson the teacher is having students compare best times in an Olympic Track and Field Event.
11 Smart Board - GeometryIn this lesson the teacher is explaining the Pythagorean Theory to students.
12 Smart Board – Interactive Lesson View a short video on an interactive lesson using Smart Board.Overview of Smart Board – Touch, Write, & SaveNotebook SoftwareNotebook Software Gallery -
13 Teacher Exploration – Smart Board List three ways you might use a Smart Board in your classroom.1.2.3.Visit these two websites and view some ways to use a Smart Board. (focus on Math related topics.)General Info on Smart Board -Templates of Lessons – Math -Smart Board Workshop for Teachers -
14 High Tech – Microsoft Excel Excel is a powerful tool within the Microsoft Office Suite. Use of Excel can be integrated into the classroom to benefit all students and meet state standards which specify that students at all grade levels be able to construct timelines.Here are examples of how a timeline can be constructed by students.