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Tips on Teaching Math & Science

This webpage provides good suggestions for making math and science accessible for all students.

University of Washington

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Posted by: amberkerk0122 on Mon Nov 23, 2020 at 8:47 p.m.

Great read and it was easy to navigate and get information.

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Posted by: muschel3 on Tue Nov 24, 2020 at 4:52 p.m.

This had good information and ideas, and I liked the sample sheet for planning for accommodations for specific needs. However, this all seemed geared toward individual accommodations rather than overall accessibility - even the "universal design" section only recommended having a single adjustable desk. While addressing individual needs is important, it relies on the person with any type of impairment to seek out accommodations and have to take on advocating for themselves, which is extra work.

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Posted by: cmcordes on Tue Nov 29, 2022 at 4:23 p.m.

There were some useful aspects to this tool. The Student Abilities Profile worksheet is very helpful. Overall, difficult to ascertain how this pertained to math and science education beyond an allusion to lab space height. I would like to see more examples and more discussion about how math and science education might be inaccessible and how to remedy some of these issues. I will be looking more closely at some of the referenced tools from DO-IT to see if there are more other helpful tools available.

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