Further your knowledge of braille by learning the basic symbols of the Nemeth Code, which is used in math and science. For braille readers, competence in the Nemeth Code contributes greatly to their chances for success in math and science. After completing this course, students will be able to use the Nemeth Code for basic arithmetic, algebra, and geometry. **Prerequisites:** Strong contracted braille reading and writing skills. Basic math skills, including experience with long division, fractions and decimals, and elementary algebra and geometry concepts. **Course: NEM-101, Media: B, Lessons: 10**

The Getting Started instructions from the instructor include important information on:

- Instructor introduction and background
- Unique course materials and prerequisites, if any
- Assignment submission information and deadline
- Contact information for questions and concerns

To proceed through the course, the student:

- Reads the Getting Started instructions from the instructor. (separate document for braille users)
- Proceeds to the Overview at the beginning of the course.
- Begins Lesson 1 in the course by reading the lesson introduction, objectives, and key terms, if any.
- Reads the first reading section of the lesson.
- Completes the practice exercise(s) and checks the answers. Practice exercise answers are
**NOT**submitted to the instructor. They are for the student's practice and benefit only. - Continues to the next reading section and practice exercise(s).
- After the final practice exercise, reviews the lesson summary.
- Proceeds to the assignment and completes the assignment independently, free from the assistance of others.
- Submits the assignment to the instructor, following the instructions in the assignment and the Getting Started instructions.
- Begins the next lesson; student does not submit a new assignment, however, until feedback from previous assignment has been received.
- Reviews assignment feedback from the instructor, as well as any supplementary material the instructor may provide.

Each program (ACE, High School) has an expected assignment submission time frame. Refer to the Getting Started instructions for that important information.

Students may contact the instructor at any time in this procedure if they have questions about the material. Instructor contact information is in the Getting Started instructions.

Adult Continuing Education and High School Programs

Strong math skills lead to greater opportunities in education and employment, as well as provide a sense of personal fulfillment. The Nemeth Code for Mathematics and Science Notation allows people to read and write technical materials in braille. Competence in the Nemeth Code greatly increases the chances for success in technical fields involving math and science. This course provides the symbols, rules, and formatting needed for reading a math or science textbook and using the Nemeth Code for completing homework or other calculations. After having learned the basics, students can then learn the symbols used in more advanced mathematics.

Ten lessons; ten assignments are submitted to the instructor. An appendix provides additional explanations and examples of Nemeth Code symbols. It includes symbols for geometry as well as symbols and abbreviations for measurement.

1/2 Carnegie Unit

Strong contracted braille reading and writing skills; basic math skills

Assignments are worth 100 points each. Each assignment includes 20–25 problems worth 2–6 points each. Assignments are open book and do not need to be completed in one sitting. Students are expected to do their own work, independent of any outside help. Students will need approximately 4 hours to complete an assignment.

1,000–900 points | A |
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899–800 points | B |

799–700 points | C |

699–600 points | D |

599–0 points | F |

Students are expected to follow Hadley's Student Code of Conduct. Also, by submitting an assignment, students acknowledge that they have completed the work themselves and without plagiarism. Refer to the Student Handbook for the Student Code of Conduct and Hadley's full plagiarism policy. Plagiarism may result in the requirement to redo the assignment, a failing grade on the assignment, or even expulsion from the Hadley Institute.

After completing Lesson 1: Numerals, Indicators, Roman Numerals, and Special Signs, the student will be able to use

- numerals and the numeric indicator
- the punctuation indicator
- the mathematical comma
- Roman numerals
- the decimal point and monetary symbols, and the percent and degree signs

This lesson includes Assignment 1.

After completing Lesson 2: Signs of Operation and Grouping, the student will be able to use

- signs of operation in linear display
- signs of grouping

This lesson includes Assignment 2.

After completing Lesson 3: Signs of Comparison and Spatial Displays, the student will be able to

- use signs of comparison
- read spatial displays and restate them linearly

This lesson includes Assignment 3.

After completing Lesson 4: Larger Spatial Displays, the student will be able to read

- the carried number indicator and carried numbers
- multiplication problems with partial products
- long division problems

This lesson includes Assignment 4.

After completing Lesson 5: Fractions, the student will be able to use the Nemeth Code to read and braille the following types of fractions linearly

- simple fractions
- mixed numbers
- complex fractions

This lesson includes Assignment 5.

After completing Lesson 6: Letters and Levels, the student will be able to

- use English letters and the Greek letter pi as mathematical symbols
- indicate superscript, subscript, and baseline levels

This lesson includes Assignment 6.

After completing Lesson 7: Omissions and Shapes, the student will be able to

- read omission symbols
- read and braille symbols for shapes

This lesson includes Assignment 7.

After completing Lesson 8: Spatial Display of Fractions, the student will be able to

- read and braille spatially presented fractions
- arrange fractions spatially for addition and subtraction

This lesson includes Assignment 8.

After completing Lesson 9: Regrouping and Cancellation, the student will be able to read the cancellation indicators for

- regrouping (borrowing) in subtraction
- simplifying fractions

This lesson includes Assignment 9.

After completing Lesson 10: Modifiers, Radicals, and Set Notation, the student will be able to use

- modifiers
- radicals
- set notation

This lesson includes Assignment 10.

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