What is AnimalWatch Vi: Building Graphics Literacy?
The AnimalWatch Vi: Building Graphics Literacy team will be designing an iPad app and accompanying graphics. The materials are designed to support students with visual impairments learning pre-algebra math to build their skills at locating and interpreting information in graphics such as maps, bar graphs and scatterplots. The project targets students who are print readers and those who are braille readers.
In each unit about an environmental science topic the student will be introduced to a specific type of graphic and guided in ways to gather information from it. After an orientation and practice opportunity, the student will then complete six math word problems using graphics.