Shannon is 10 years old and is currently attending her local primary school and transitioning to intermediate for 2013.
She participates in Practical Maths mornings which are planned by the BLENNZ Wellington team at least once a term, to provide concentrated sessions for braille learners on practical aspects of the New Zealand Maths Curriculum.
Topics covered include abacus skills, practical geometry, reading and creating diagrams and graphs. In figure 1 Shannon is doing subtraction using the Cranmer Abacus. Continue Reading →