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From: cant give name law abider 
To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 2013110723:23:04
Subject: Re: Re: Teaching Algebra to a Profoundly Deaf Student

On 2009102422:38:24, Josh Rappaport wrote:
>Hi Marilyn,
>I am the author and publisher of supplemental math materials, and we
>are finding that our books are particularly useful in helping deaf
>students grasp concepts in pre-algebra and algebra.
>We have a manipulative-based program for teaching the rules for
>working with positive and negative numbers, and this is particularly
>useful, as deaf students can grasp and work with foam manipulatives
>that represent positive numbers, negative numbers, and 0.
>As I'm sure you know, learning the rules for positive and negative
>numbers is one of the trickiest concepts of pre-algebra, and
>it can become a stumbling block that literally stops students
> from progressing in higher math.
>Check out this manipulative program at:

>Let us know if you would like to test out this product with the deaf.
>We also have a very friendly guide to algebra, the Algebra Survival
>Guide, which can be used by the deaf. his book is very helpful at
>getting across algebraic
>concepts to the students who are deaf and/or blind.
>You can check this out at:

>Please let us know if you have any questions about our products.
>Keep up the great work, and we hope to be in touch.
>Best regards,
>  Josh Rappaport
>Author and Publisher
>Singing Turtle Press

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