Including Students Who Are Blind / Vision Impaired in Maths

Maths Inclusion Workshop for Supporting Students with Vision Impairment

Friday 29 June 2018, 9am-12 noon

Statewide Vision Resource Centre

Intended audience: Visiting Teachers (Vision Impairment) & Integration Staff

Presenter: Charlie Roberts

Come join in a morning of Marvellous Mathematics.

Focus: Supporting the student and Maths teacher, using solid materials & consistent terminology to reinforce Mathematical concepts.


  • Maths Kit: useful equipment to have for Maths Students with VI.
  • Inclusive strategies for Primary & Secondary Maths
  • Braille code: recommended set out, overwriting & cheat sheets.
  • Maths print resources for staff
  • Participants invited to share useful tips

We will then work through some of the topics below, from most to least requested.

  • Tactile graphics & models demonstration
  • Tactile Drawing Kit (embossing film)
  • Spur wheel diagrams (paper)
  • Pinboard graphing techniques (tactile graph paper)
  • Bar graph using the Perkins Brailler
  • Use of the Braille ruler and protractor
  • Scanning tactile shape diagrams & and using solid shapes to reinforce 3D diagrams.
  • Calculation
  • Addition and subtraction (to 99) on your fingers
  • Cranmer Abacus
  • Calculator options
  • Braille Maths vertical arithmetic set out (Child’s Ply frame)

FISO Priorities:

  • Excellence in teaching and learning
  • Positive climate for learning
  • Professional leadership

AITSL Standards

  1. Know students and how they learn
  2. Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning

Registration is essential– please register below. 

There will be no charge for this activity.

Morning tea will be provided.