Materials on Teaching Mathematics and Science

This list has some of the materials available for teaching mathematics and sciences to students.


Abacus: Materials on using the abacus are available at different levels and in print or braille.


Access to academics for all students : critical approaches to inclusive curriculum, instruction, and policy / edited by Paula Kluth, Diana M. Straut, Douglas P. Biklen. L. Erlbaum Associates, 2003.
Description: The authors of this book join a growing number of voices calling for teachers in diverse, inclusive schools to move beyond facilitating social participation in classroom activities and consider ways to intellectually engage ALL learners. They draw on emerging work linking critical theory with disability issues; work being done in curriculum studies around issues of social justice teaching, authentic instruction, service learning, and critical pedagogy; and the movement in the field of special education away from a deficit-driven model of education to an orientation that values students' strengths and gifts. Access to Academics for ALL Students: Critical Approaches to Inclusive Curriculum, Instruction, and Policy: examines the perceptions teachers hold about students with disabilities, students who are racially and ethnically diverse, students using English as a second language, students labeled "at risk," students placed in both "high" and "low" academic tracks, and students in urban schools ; highlights how students who traditionally have been denied access to challenging work and educational opportunities can be supported to participate in academic instruction; and provides ideas for recognizing and challenging inequities, offers a framework for fostering access to academics for students with a range of strengths and needs, and explores pragmatic ways of increasing academic success for all learners. ... appropriate for both undergraduate and master's level courses in curriculum and instruction, methods of teaching (special and general education), inclusive education, multicultural education, and cultural foundations of education. It will serve as a resource for elementary and secondary teachers, for school administrators, and for parents.


Adapting science for students with visual impairments : a handbook for the classroom teacher and teacher of the visually impaired / Rosanne Hoffmann, project leader ; Elaine Kitchel, project assistant. American Printing House for the Blind, Inc., c2006.
Description: This product is designed to assist teachers, particularly those with minimal science background and/or VI experience, in making operational science activities accessible to students who are visually impaired or blind. Includes: Advance preparation checklist alerting the teacher to orientation and safety issues and a skills checklist readying the student for laboratory and classroom activities. Both checklists are best used prior to the commencement of classroom and laboratory work.


Alaska Native science : a curriculum guide / by Dolly Garza. Alaska Native Knowledge Network, University of Alaska, c2011.
Description: Numerous educational resources have been developed by educators and Elders in each cultural region of Alaska to bring the local knowledge systems to the forefront to be included side-by-side with the Western curriculum in the implementation of educational programs. This curriculum handbook introduces the reader to the creative potential of bringing multiple knowledge systems to bear in our understanding of the world around us.


Alaska science : camps, fairs & experiments / by Alan Dick. Alaska Native Knowledge Network, c2004.
Description: A three-part volume offering instruction on how to host science camps and fairs. Also includes an abundant source of science experiment ideas relating to life in Native and rural Alaska villages.


Aligning IEPs to academic standards : for students with moderate and severe disabilities / Ginevra Courtade-Little, Diane M. Browder ; [ed., Tom Kinney]. IEP Resources, c2005.
Description: With increased emphasis on meeting state academic standards, instructors of students with moderate and severe disabilities wonder about how to develop meaningful goals for academic learning while continuing to meet individual needs. Will these goals promote general education inclusion? Do they replace long held functional skill priorities? This book provides strategies for creating IEPs that promote learning state academic standards while also addressing the balance needed to meet students? individual educational needs. By following this book, your students can participate in parallel activities directly related to the general curriculum.


Animals / project director/coauthor, Karen Poppe ; project coauthors, Emily Bowers, Katherine Robinson. [kit] American Printing House for the Blind, [2002]. (Sense of Science)
Description: designed to make the world of science accessible, understandable, and enjoyable. It is recommended for visually impaired students in grades K-3 and for other students who may benefit from a multisensory approach to learning. Sense of Science Animals activities comply with the National Science Education Standards, especially the three major areas of Life Science Standard C: Understanding the characteristics of organisms. Understanding the life cycle of organisms. Understanding organisms and their environments. Activities incorporate a learning objective, a list of vocabulary and needed materials, an initial inquiry, a step-by-step procedure, an extended activity, a visual adaptation, math and language connections, and a "science tidbit." Activities are also provided using the accompanying overlays.


ANKN science [electronic resource (CD-ROM)]. V. 2.0 Alaska Native Knowledge Network, [2004?]
Description: "A multi-volume CD consisting of science publications published by the Alaska Native Knowledge Network"--Disc.


Astronomy / project staff, Karen J. Poppe ; Monica Vaught-Compton, editor ... [et al.] American Printing House for the Blind, c2009. (Sense of Science)
Description: "... this set of materials is appropriate for a broader range of ages and grade levels of students with visual impairments and blindness. Activities incorporate a learning objective, a list of vocabulary and needed materials, a step-by-step procedure, extended activities, visual adaptations, math and language connections, and science tidbits. Activities are complemented by the included visual/tactile overlays and fold-out 2-dimensional displays."--publisher's website.


Attainment's teaching to standards : math : geometry, algebra, data analysis, measurement / Katherine Trela, Bree Jimenez, Diane Browder. Attainment Company, c2008.
Description: A math curriculum for middle and high school students with moderate-to-severe developmental disabilities.


Azer's interactive periodic table study set [kit]. American Printing House for the Blind, c2008.
Description: ... designed to make learning about the Periodic Table of the Elements accessible to students with visual impairments or blindness. The tangible materials included with this study set complement APH's Periodic Table of the Elements Reference Chart and allow students to enhance their understanding of concepts consistent with the National Science Standards. ... this set can assist in the instruction and demonstration of concepts related to the arrangement of the periodic table, atomic structure, ionic and covalent bonding, and balancing of chemical equations to students who benefit from a hands-on, interactive model. Special attention was given to make the materials tactually discriminable and visually appealing to the target population, yet appropriate for all students regardless of visual acuity.--APH website.


Basic math / by Donald H. Jacobs and August V. Treff. American Guidance Service Inc., c1997.


Basic science tactile graphics. American Printing House for the Blind, c2002.
Description: Basic science tactile graphics are vacuum-formed raised-line drawings depicting objects, concepts, and relationships, which are covered in nearly all elementary science text books. They are intended to supplement, not replace, the graphics in a student's adapted textbook.

Brannan slate and cubes [realia]. American Printing House for the Blind, [2011].
Description: For use in teaching mathematics; may be used to demonstrate graphs or aligning multiplication problems, for example.


Building community : reforming math and science education in rural schools : a report on the National Science Foundation's Rural Systemic Initiative / by Paul Boyer. Alaska Native Knowledge Network, Center for Cross-Cultural Studies, University of Alaska Fairbanks, c2006.


Building structures with young children : [kit (DVD)] / Ingrid Chalufour and Karen Worth. Redleaf Press, c2003.
Description: This video guides children's explorations to help deepen their understanding of the physical science present in buiding block structures. It is a visual training companion to both the curriculum and the trainer's guide. This full color video contains real life vignettes of the complete curriculum in action in the classroom and is perfect for staff training and development. The trainers guide and activities books were published in 2004, by the Education Development Center, Inc.


The coach's guide to the creative curriculum for preschool : a step-by-step resource for individualizing professional development / Cate Heroman ... [et al.]. Teaching Strategies, c2008.
Description: "...empowers those who provide direct, in-class assistance to preschool teachers. This practical, comprehensive guide helps them individualize their support as teachers take small, manageable steps. You will be able to help all of your teachers become more effective in implementing The Creative Curriculum for Preschool --whether it is their first day on the job or they are master teachers with years of experience (and all levels of experience in between). Coaching opens the door to more collaboration and collegial learning among the teachers in your program. Working side-by-side with teachers and administrators, coaches observe in the classroom, offer feedback, and model best practices. ... coaching helps teachers make informed decisions that will lead them to teach in the way that children learn best."


A different kind of boy [electronic resource] : a father's memoir on raising a gifted child with autism / Daniel Mont. Jessica Kingsley, 2002.
Description: "A little nine-year-old boy looks down at the gymnasium floor. The room is filled with children who like and respect him, but he has no real friends. He can barely name anyone in his class, and has trouble with the simplest things - recognizing people, pretending, and knowing when people are happy or angry or sad. Much of his life has been filled with anxiety. He is out of step with the world, which to him is mostly a whirlwind that must be actively decoded and put into order. And yet he was only one of seven fourth graders in the United States to ace the National Math Olympiad. In fifth grade he finished second in a national math talent search. That boy is autistic. He is also loving, brilliant and resilient. In this book, his father writes about the joys, fears, frustration, exhilaration, and exhaustion involved in raising his son. He writes about the impact on his family, the travails of navigating the educational system, and the lessons he has learned about life, what it means to connect with other people, and how one builds a life that suits oneself. And, oh, yes, math. Lots about math."--Publisher's website.


DO-IT [videorecordings].
Description: Various titles describe the DO-IT program at the University of Washington, designed to increase the participation of people with disabilities in the fields of science, engineering, and mathematics.

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The dyscalculia toolkit : supporting learning difficulties in maths / Ronit Bird. 2nd ed. SAGE, c2013.
Description: "With over 200 activities and 40 games this book is designed to support learners aged 6 to 14 years, who have difficulty with maths and numbers. Ronit Bird provides a clear explanation of dyscalculia, and presents the resources in a straightforward fashion. New to this second edition: even more activities, games and printable resources ; additional material, provided on the easily accessible CD-ROM ; a table indicating which difficulties are supported by which activities ; material that caters for a wider range of abilities and ages. This book and accompanying CD meet the needs of specialist and non-specialist teachers who are working with learners with difficulties in maths in mainstream settings. It is equally useful as a resource to recommend to parents who want to support their children's learning."


From tutor scripts to talking sticks : 100 ways to differentiate instruction in K-12 inclusive classrooms / by Paula Kluth and Sheila Danaher. Paul H. Brookes Pub. Co., c2010.
Description: "Differentiated instruction engages students of all abilities as active learners, decision-makers, and problem solvers—making educational experiences more meaningful for all. This one-of-a-kind book proves that designing differentiated instruction can be simple and fun! Packed with creative adaptation ideas like fidget bags, doodle notes, and choice boards, this book gives K-12 educators 100 teacher-designed, kid- tested strategies they can use to meet the needs of all students in inclusive classrooms. Ideal for helping students who need extra support, scaffolding, reminders, organization, or enrichment, this book gives general and special educators. Easy adaptations in 10 key areas: organization; environment and sensory; technology; communication and participation; behavior and motivation; teaching and learning; literacy; math; study and review; and assessment. A user-friendly layout with a description, materials list, directions, an example, references, and vendors for every entry. Full-color illustrations of each strategy. Practical advice from expert educators. Lists of resources and references to back up every entry. These ready-to-use, research-based adaptations enhance motivation and improve achievement for all children—including English-language learners and students with autism, emotional disabilities, cognitive disabilities, learning disabilities and other special needs. Everyone in the classroom will benefit from this timely, ultra-practical guidebook— the go-to resource for any teacher who has ever had a doubt that differentiated instruction can be simple and fun! Adapations in 10 key areas of student need: organization ; environment and sensory ; technology communication and participation ; behavior and motivation ; teaching and learning ; literacy ; math ; study and review ; assessment"-- publisher's website.

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Fruits, numbers, and questions of "how many" / by Kathryn Labosh and Lanita Miller. Labosh Publishing, c2003.
Description: A curricula for teaching language, with exercises utilizing numbers and pictures.


Functional academics : a curriculum for students with visual impairments : 1999/2000 / Susan Hauser, Nancy Levack, Lauren Newton, editors. Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, c1999.
Description: Curriculum information in 5 parts. Part 1: establishing a framework for instruction. Overview, assessing and program planing, general teaching strategies. Part 2: the curriculum content: infused skills. Communication skills, social skills, cognitive/thinking skills, orientation and mobility skills. Part 3: the curriculum content: subject areas. English/language arts, math, career education, social studies, science, home economics and management, personal fitness and use of free time. Part 4: teaching in a residential school. Part 5: units.


Geometro [kit] : student workbook kit / American Printing House for the Blind. American Printing House for the Blind, c2014.
Description: "These materials, along with APH's Geometro, represent the basic concepts of geometry and help make instruction meaningful! The Student Workbook Kit for Geometro is designed for students in the elementary grades, and revolves around three kinds of tasks: familiarizing students with various 3-D solids and their general properties ; helping students grasp the difficult concepts of how 3-D solids relate to their 2-D representations ; helping students understand how 3-D objects are made with 2-D objects. Students learn how to: identify and tactually analyze 2-D shapes ; identify, build, examine, and tactually analyze 3-D solids ; identify and compare properties of 3-D solids ; construct nets of 3-D solids ; identify 2-D figures that are nets of 3-D solids ; match tactile drawings of 3-D solids with tactile graphic nets"--APH website.


Germs are not for sharing / Elizabeth Verdick ; illustrated by Marieka Heinlen. Free Spirit Pub., c2006.
Description: Describes what germs are and what they can do. Ages 4-7.


The Hamburger Hut : addition, subtractions, story problems / created by Barbara Johnson, Kitty Scharf.
The Hamburger Hut : multiplication, division, story problems / created by Barbara Johnson, Kitty Scharf. Remedia Publications, c1980.
Description: Menu Math books are designed to build basic math skills through the use of a real-life contemporary situation (looking at a menu and figuring costs involved when eating out). By answering questions which have realistic circumstances, the students are sometimes able to better understand the practical reasons for learning math.


Handbook for spoken mathematics : Larry's speakeasy / Lawrence A. Chang ; with assistance from Carol M. White, Lila Abrahamson. Technical Information Dept., Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, University of California, c1983.
An adapted version of this book is here:

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Hands-on math kit. Woodbine House, [2008]
Description: Manipulatives and teaching aids for use with Teaching math to students with Down syndrome and other hands-on learners, books 1 and 2, by DeAnna Horstmeier. Can be used to teach mathematical concepts such as addition, subtraction, fractions, money and other topics as they relate to everyday life.


Hundreds board [kit] American Printing House for the Blind, [199?]
Description: "These two boards and included manipulative items can be used to help teach basic math concepts. Includes two desk-sized boards made of heavy-duty plastic. The Grid Board has a raised-line, 10 x 10 inch grid outlined in black. Grid is blank and manipulatives can be attached to it. The Number Board also has a raised-line 10 x 10 inch grid outlined in black. The grid is preprinted with the numbers 1 through 100 in large print and in Nemeth Braille. This board acts as a reference to check work placed on the Grid Board and can be used for concept demonstration. Included are hundreds of manipulative pieces made of tough plastic and backed with VELCRO¨ brand material for attaching to the Grid Board. There are two kinds of manipulatives, numbers (1 through 100) and four colored shapes."--APH website.

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Inclusion in practice : educating children with Down syndrome at primary school / produced by The Down Syndrome Educational Trust ; script, Gillian Bird ... [et al.] ; a Downsed production. [videorecording (DVD)] Down Syndrome Educational Trust, c2006.
Description: Shows students with Down syndrome in the classroom. Interviews with parents and educators.


Insect identification [kit] American Printing House for the Blind, [1978?]
Description: Raised forms of insects.

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The inclusive early childhood classroom : easy ways to adapt learning centers for all children / Patti Gould and Joyce Sullivan ; illustrations by Joan Waites ; photographs by Paul Baskett. Gryphon House, c1999.
Description: "All children require nurturing and stimulating learning environments, but typical early childhood classrooms should be modified for children with special needs. The Inclusive Early Childhood Classroom is written to help teachers look at classroom design in a new way and suggests different ways of approaching activities to help children with special needs become successful. By modifying the classroom and activities, all children will be actively engaged. Each chapter focuses on either a learning center, such as art or science, or a time of the day, such as snack time or dismissal, with particular attention to the needs of children who are developmentally delayed, orthopedically impaired, have autism/Pervasive Development Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, behavioral issues, motor planning problems, or visual impairments."--publisher's website.


The Inuit thought of it : amazing Arctic innovations / Alootook Ipellie with David MacDonald. Annick Press, Ã2007.
Description: Examines the traditional technology developed by the Inuit, including such well known inventions as the kayak, the dog sled, the parka, and the igloo, as well as lesser known garments, activities, processes, and implements.
Contents: The Inuit, my people -- Timeline -- Map -- Dog sleds -- Kayak -- Shelter -- Clothing -- Arctic fun -- Hunting -- Food -- Medicine and healing -- Inuit today.


Learning to budget / by Larry M. Parsky. American Guidance Service Inc., c1997.


Life skills math : student workbook / by Donald H. Jacobs and August V. Treff. American Guidance Service Inc., c1997.

Set includes student workbook, student text and teacher's edition.

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Magnetic counting kit. Exceptional Teaching Aids, [1990]
Description: Metal playboard with ten magnets for grouping and counting -- Part of the Mangold Developmental Program of Tactile Perception and Nemeth Numeral Recognition kit.

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Managing my money : banking & budgeting basics / Natalie Hale. Woodbine House, 2010.
Description: "Learning to manage money is one of the most important skills needed to achieve independent living for teens and adults with Down syndrome, autism, and other intellectual disabilities. ... offers plenty of encouragement, clear instructions broken down into small steps, practice opportunities, color-coded forms, and large scale graphics to make abstract money managing concepts concrete. Anyone whose math and writing skills are at a first-grade level or higher can follow the lessons in this workbook, assisted by parents or other adults, and aided by a calculator."--Publisher's website.


Mangold math materials. Exceptional Teaching Aids, c1986.
Description: Volumes for teachers and students.


Market-math / created by Barbara Johnson, Kitty Scharf ; illustrated by Linda Longmire.
Market-math for beginners / created by Barbara Johnson, Kitty Scharf ; illustrated by Linda Longmire. Remedia Publications, c1982.
Description: This fun and effective book develops math reasoning and computation skills through the use of real-life shopping situations. From peanut butter to paper towels, nearly everything you might shop for in a grocery store can be found on the colorful fold-out price list that generates over 500 math word problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division! Students will have a great time as they refer to the price list to figure costs, total sales tickets, apply coupons, and more! Help your students understand the practical reasons for learning math as they “shop” their way to math success with this motivating and solidly-conceived book.

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Math discovery kit : learn basic math skills by completing each task. Lauri, c2007.
Description: Hands-on practice to help children increase number recognition skills, learn to compare quantities, introduce early problem solving, develop early counting skills, practice early addition and subtraction skills, and build patterning skills. Ages 3 or older. NOTE: Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.


Math exercises for nonreaders / by Anne Marie Johnson. Mayer-Johnson, Inc., 2000, c1994.
Description: Contains structured activities which use picture symbols to increase math skills. Audience: Nonreaders in grades K-12.


Math flash / programming by Rob Meredith. [computer file] American Printing House for the Blind, c2000.
Description: Gives instructions, drills, practice sessions and games can be given through voice output. Narrated by human speech; practice in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
Speech is very natural with standard voices and characters to reinforce the user. Standard drill and tests may be used or the teacher may customize problems (including negatives, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). Some of the positive reinforcement phrases are high vocabulary and some of the negative reinforcement phrases are sometimes too direct. Check out the program and see how it would work for your students (some yes and some no).
For ages 6 and up.


Math signs [electronic resource] : sign reference CD-ROM. Version 1.0. Sonido ; Lenoir-Rhyne College, c2002.
Description: Presentation of math concepts in algebra, calculus, geometry, trigonometry, numbers, time, and money to the hearing-impaired adult.


Math window basic braille math kit. Wolf Products, Inc., [2010?]
Description: "the essentials for your student to complete problems in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, as well as fractions and decimals. It also contains the needed indicators and terminators for proper Nemeth Code."--Publisher's website.


MathBuilders kits, Units 1, 5, 6, 7 and 8. American Printing House for the Blind.
Description: Kits for students with visual impairments for learning matching, measuring, geometry, fractions, data collection and more.


Menu-math presents the old-fashioned ice cream parlor : book 1 : addition and subtraction / created by Barbara Johnson, Kitty Scharf ; illustrations by Edwin Vandermulen. Menu-math presents the old-fashioned ice cream parlor : book 2 : multiplication and division / created by Barbara Johnson, Kitty Scharf ; illustrations by Edwin Vandermulen. Remedia Publications, c1981.
Description: A fun way to teach addition, subtraction, multiplication and division in a real life setting.


More language arts, math, and science for students with severe disabilities / [37 authors] ; edited by Diane Browder and Fred Spooner. Paul H. Brookes Publishing, 2014.
Description: "How can today's educators teach academic content to students with moderate and severe developmental disabilities—while helping all students meet Common Core State Standards? This text has answers for K–12 teachers, straight from 37 experts in special and general education. ... prepares teachers to ensure more inclusion, more advanced academic content, and more meaningful learning for their students. Teachers will have the cutting-edge research and recommended practices they need to identify and deliver grade-aligned instructional content—leading to more opportunities and better quality of life for students with severe disabilities. Prepare teachers to: skillfully adapt lessons in language arts, math, and science for students with disabilities, align instruction with Common Core State Standards, select target skills and goals, differentiate instruction using appropriate supports and assistive technologies, balance academic goals and functional skills, make the most of effective instructional procedures such as peer tutoring, cooperative learning, and co-teaching, maintain high expectations for student achievement, promote generalization by embedding instruction into ongoing classroom activities, assess students' progress and make adjustments to instruction. Practical materials: Detailed vignettes based on the authors' real-life experiences, teaching examples and guidelines that illustrate recommended practices, helpful figures and tables, resource lists, and suggestions for incorporating technology into teaching and learning."--publisher's website.


[NASA multi-sensory space science classroom kit (MSS) for children with learning disabilities] / NASA Space Science Resources. Southeast Regional Clearinghouse [SERCH] [kit] NASA Space Science Resources. Southeast Regional Clearinghouse, [200?]
Description: A space science learning kit with adaptations for students with learning disabilities.
Nemeth code Nemeth Code: There are materials on the Nemeth code of braille mathematics and scientific notation available.

Next dollar shopping [game]. PCI Educational Publishing, 2003.
Description: Game is a money-math game that helps students learn and practice an effective method for making purchases. Known as the next dollar strategy, this method involves looking at a price, rounding to the next-higher dollar amount when necessary, and paying that amount. Students who have difficulty transitioning between coin counting and making change benefit from the next dollar strategy. The fully illustrated game board provides students with opportunities to identify the next dollar amount needed to purchase items in "real-world" situations. The game can be adapted for students at various skill levels, making it appropriate for resource, inclusion, and regular classroom settings. It also provides an effective learning resource for ESOL students.


Nonverbal learning disabilities at school : educating students with NLD, Asperger Syndrome and related conditions / Pamela B. Tanguay ; foreword by Sue Thompson. Jessica Kingsley, 2002.
Description: "In this companion book to her successful Nonverbal Learning Disabilities at Home, Pamela Tanguay addresses issues related to the academic education of the child with NLD and related conditions. Topics such as school placement, program modifications, and social/emotional issues are covered, as well as specific teaching strategies, from how to deal with essay questions, to tips on helping the student master long division, and ideas for improving reading comprehension. The author defines and discusses concepts such as frontloading and a cooperative learning environment, and explains how they benefit the student with NLD and related conditions."--Barnes & Noble website.


Number skills for children with Down syndrome (5-11 years) / Gillian Bird and Sue Buckley.
Number skills for teenagers with Down syndrome (11-16 years) / Gillian Bird and Sue Buckley.
Down Syndrome Educational Trust, 2001.


Orion TI-30XS MultiView talking scientific calculator [realia] / American Printing House for the Blind ; Orbit Research and Texas Instruments. American Printing House for the Blind : [2015].
Description: "The attachment consists of a unit on the back of the calculator with three function keys on the front of the calculator, above the display. These function keys control preferences, volume, rate, pause, silence, and the unique Learn mode. The comprehensive screen review function allows the user to move to previous line, next line, next word, next character, read all, and spell out the last spoken text. Features: identical display and keypad functionality as the standard TI-30XS; helpful to teachers already familiar with the TI-30XS ; full speech access to all menus, mathematical expressions, text, and symbols displayed on the screen ; clear, high-quality recorded speech ; each key is announced when pressed ; comprehensive screen review ; unique Learn mode for instantaneous key identification without interrupting operations ; high capacity, user replaceable, rechargeable battery ; battery or AC adapter operation ; easy on/off control and auto power-off ; fraction/decimal conversion ; edit, cut, and paste entries ; (x-y) tables ; 1- & 2- variable statistics"--APH website.


Picture science : using digital photography to teach young children / Carla Neumann-Hinds. Redleaf Press, c2007.
Description: "[Y]our guide to making digital photography an important part of your early childhood program beyond just documenting class projects."--Cover.
Photography for collecting and analyzing data. Use photography to document change over time. Use photography to illustrate cause and effect. Use photography to identify parts of a whole. Use photography to classify. Create effective field trips -- Photography for demonstrating conclusions. Use photo series and data banks to demonstrate conclusions. Use charts to demonstrate conclusions. Use field guides to demonstrate conclusions -- Photography for making the process of inquiry visible. Use photography to promote metacognition. Use photography for group reflection. Use photography for individual reflection -- Photography for creating documentation. Create books. Create presentations. Use photography for assessment.

Plants [kit]. American Printing House for the Blind, [1999?] (Sense of Science)
Description: Sense of science: plants is the first module of a planned series for teachers wanting to make the "world of science" accessible, understandable, and enjoyable for visually impaired students in grades K-3, and for other students who may benefit from a multisensory approach to learning.
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Plants : science and surroundings. Don Johnston, Inc., 2004. (Literacy starters)
Description: Kit contains teacher materials in print and on CD-ROM, one student book in each of three types of text (emergent, transitional, and conventional), cards and text of books on CD. The story text can be installed into Write:OutLoud. For older beginning readers.
Preparing tactile adaptations for math and science / Media Resources Center, Iowa State University ; by Myrna Whigham & Dianne Utsinger ; producer/director, Michael A. Wilson. [videorecording (DVD)] The Center, [1997]
Description: Demonstrates techniques for adapting and transcribing math and science materials for students.

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Quizmee. Five sets. Exceptional Teaching Inc., c2007.
Description: 120 multiple choice questions for students on multiple subjects ; includes braille sheets for use with the Talking Tactile Tablet 2 (device), with SAL or SAL2 System, and a print teacher's guide. Uncontracted braille.


Ramps & pathways : a constructivist approach to physics with young children / Rheta DeVries and Christina Sales. National Association for the Education of Young Children, [2011]
Description: Provides an introduction to constructivist physics with classroom examples illustrating how children construct knowledge. Shows how to promote children's scientific reasoning by engaging them in active experimentation.


River of life / by Debbie S. Miller ; illustrated by Jon Van Zyle. Clarion Books, Ã2000.
Description: Describes a river in Alaska and the life that it supports, emphasizing how the living things around it are connected and dependent upon it for their survival.


Sandbox scientist : real science activities for little kids / Michael E. Ross ; illustrated by Mary Anne Lloyd. Chicago Review Press, c1995.
Description: A guide for adults in setting up activities for children ages two to eight to discover scientific facts about water, matter, air, light, etc., using familiar materials.
Science measurements kit. American Printing House for the Blind, 1983.
Parts list: 2 dial thermometers (Fahrenheit) -- 1 12-inch ruler -- 1 spring (dial) balance (grams and ounces) -- 1 pan balance -- 1 set of gram weights -- 1 overflow can -- 1 catch can -- 4 square blocks with hooks -- 4 metal gravity specimens (blocks) -- 1 instruction booklet.


Science signs : sign reference CD-ROM. Sonido ; Lenoir-Rhyne College, c2003.
Description: A presentation of science concepts including anatomy, biology, chemistry, geology, medical, physics and zoology to the hearing-impaired student.


Show me math [electronic resource]. Version 2.6.1 Attainment Co., c1994-2005.
Description: Math tutorial covers addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

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Study skills for learning disabled and struggling students : grades 6-12 / Stephen S. Strichart, Charles T. Mangrum, II. Merrill, c2010.
Description: "...features 122 engaging and reproducible activities, each of which provides a unique opportunity for active learning and practice that encourages student success in the classroom. Teaching struggling and special needs students to use study skills and strategies effectively is a vital step in transforming these students into accomplished and independent learners — and this workbook offers a comprehensive and hands-on look at an array of time-tested approaches and innovative tactics for learning, retention, and analysis. In addition to the units that cover specific study skills such as taking notes, recalling information, and using time well, additional units instruct students on reading, spelling, math, and vocabulary support strategies."--publisher's website.


Tasks galore / by Laurie Eckenrode, Pat Fennell, and Kathy Hearsey. Tasks Galore, c2003.
Description: Has pages of tasks that address skills in the categories of fine motor skills (pre-writing, writing, computerskills), readiness (matching and sorting skills), language arts (book, print and phonemic awareness, decoding and word recognition, comprehension and vocabulary), math (number sense, numeration, numerical operations, spatial sense, measurement, patterns, relationships, and functions), reasoning (concepts as related to the students environment: exploring materials, making predictions, generating attributes and using common objects), play (art, music, manipulatives, games and independent play).


Teaching language arts, math, & science to students with significant cognitive disabilities / edited by Diane M. Browder and Fred Spooner. P.H. Brookes Pub., c2006.
Description: Under NCLB, students with severe disabilities are expected to make progress on state academic content standards in language arts, math, and science. But what material should educators teach from these three content areas, and how should they teach it? With this groundbreaking textbook, future educators will finally have the answers they need. The first major research-to-practice resource on this critical topic, this text goes beyond functional and access skills and shows educators how to make the general curriculum accessible to students of all ages with significant cognitive disabilities. Twenty-five of the best-known researchers in the field prepare educators to: adapt lessons in language arts, math, and science for students with disabilities ; identify meaningful instructional content create effective learning environments through instructional procedures such as peer tutoring, cooperative learning, and co-teaching ; set appropriate expectations for student achievement ; align instruction with state content standards and alternate assessment. For each content area, future teachers will get a solid research foundation blended with teaching examples, guidelines, and helpful figures and tables.

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Teaching math activities & games [electronic resource] / [by DeAnna Horstmeier] Woodbine House, c2008.
Description: "More than 150 worksheets, games, and teaching aids from Teaching Math to People with Down Syndrome and Other Hands-On Learners, Book 1 and Book 2 by DeAnne Horstmeier."

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Teaching math to people with Down Syndrome and other hands-on learners : Book 1, basic survival skills / DeAnna Horstmeier. Woodbine House, 2004.
Description: This is a book for teaching practical math skills to kids and adults with Down syndrome or other learning delays, using hands-on activities that appeal to their learning style. This guide focuses on teaching essential, basic math, addition and subtraction, and concepts about time, money, counting, measuring, and more, that empower learners to be as independent as possible with daily living skills.

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Book 2

Teaching math to people with Down syndrome and other hands-on learners Book 2, Advanced survival skills / DeAnna Horstmeier. Woodbine House ; Lancaster : Gazelle [distributor], 2008.
Description: Covers multiplication, division, fractions, money, decimals, percentages, measurement. Relates to everyday life. Has corresponding visual supports and worksheets. May be used with the hands-on math kit.


To show what we know [videorecording (DVD)] : Alaska Native science camps, projects and fairs in action / Alaska Rural Systemic Initiative, Alaska Native Knowledge Network. Alaska Rural Systemic Initiative ; Alaska Native Knowledge Network, c1999.
Description: Shows how communities and school districts are implementing Alaska Native science camps throughout rural Alaska.


Touch the earth [braille with DVDs] : a multimedia book about the earth's biomes / written by Amy Hansen. Whitmore Group : NASA, 2009.
Description: Designed to help students learn the location of each individual continent and learn important scientific and geographic information about each continent.

AI Reserve
PreK-Upper Grades

TouchMath. Innovative Learning Concepts, c2010.
Description: Kits for learning mathematics.
Using adaptations for math and science : Media Resources Center, Iowa State University ; producer/director, Michael A. Wilson. [videorecording (DVD)] The Center, [1997]
Description: Demonstrates techniques for using adaptive materials and techniques for teaching math and science materials to students with visual impairments. Covers linear measurement, liquids, weights, temperature, electricity, graphing, etc.


Village math / by Alan Dick. Alaksa Native Knowledge Network, c2012.
Description: "Village math is unique it that it introduces math to young people in a culturally-relevant way using scenarios found in everyday life in Alaska's rural areas. The problems represent real life issues the author wrestled with while making a living in Alaska's rural villages and communities. It is one matter to know how to do problems as they come in sequence in a math book. It is another matter to confront a problem in life and determine what math skills to apply to solve that problem. The target audience is middle school, but may problems apply to older and younger students as well"--P.[4 ] of t.p.


Village science / by Alan Dick. Alaska Native Knowledge Network, c1997.
Description: Resource handbook for rural Alaskan teachers. Contains ideas on how to demonstrate some basic science concepts as they relate to village life.


The young child and mathematics / Juanita V. Copley. 2nd ed. National Association for the Education of Young Children ; National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, c2010.
Description: Reflects recent developments in math education using vignettes from classrooms, activity ideas, and strategies for teaching young children about math processes and concepts. Incorporates standards and guidelines from NCTM and NAEYC. Book and DVD.


Young investigators : the project approach in the early years / Judy Harris Helm, Lilian G. Katz. 2nd ed. Teachers College Press ; National Association for the Education ofYoung Children, c2011.
Description: This book has been updated and expanded to help teachers use the project approach. The book introduces the approach and provides step-by-step guidance for conducting meaningful projects.

Updated: January 2017