Teaching Place Value to Blind Students Using a Tactile Graphical Organizer

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Teaching Place Value to Blind Students Using a Tactile Graphical Organizer

  • little girl using tactile graphical organizer with base ten blocks and braille numbers cards

Here is a super method for teaching place value to kids who are blind.

Math activities for blind students are some of my favorite lessons to plan!

I used a large piece of cardboard and three varying textured papers I bought at Hobby Lobby to create a tactile graphical organizer for Madilyn. Each textured space represents a place value. The example shown below teaches hundreds, tens, and units.

By combining this tactile organizer board with base ten blocks, you will create a multi-sensory learning approach to teaching the concept of place value to students with visual impairments.

If you make your own tactile graphical organizer, we’d love to see some pictures and hear how it went! Please share your ideas and comments with us in the comments below!

Get creative!

There are many other ways to use this board in other lessons, too! Meaning it’s time well spent on creating this simple & cheap DIY tactile graphical organizer!

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One Comment

  1. Hillary Kleck July 26, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    Check out this fractions activity using foam circle stickers!

    Comment from Erin J of “A Number of Things” blog:

    “We’ve been having really good math success in third grade. Some stories and videos are on my blog. I completely agree with you that math does NOT have to be hard for blind kids. 🙂

    http://whistlererin.blogspot.com/search/label/adaptive%20learning

    Erin J.”

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