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Because the teaching methods used in math classes tend to be highly visual, many blind and visually impaired students have trouble grasping math concepts and keeping up with assignments. However, math can be taught using hands-on methods that benefit all students. Jim Franklin, an inclusion elementary special education teacher at Elm Street Elementary School in Rome, Georgia, developed the Slide-Around-Math Manipulative .

The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) recently published an article on how Slide-Around-Math works, and the benefits it poses for students who are blind or visually impaired. Read more online to learn about this new method for teaching math to students of all abilities.

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