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3/4/2011 8:23:22 AM
Blank line as sign of omission If a dash is used in print, use a double dash in braille. If a blank space is used in print, use the full cell.
3/4/2011 8:30:58 AM
Counting blocks in 2nd grade I have been told that for grades k-3 we are to draw the counting blocks. My suggestion for the thousands block is to draw a 3-dimensional cube without the inside lines and state that it represents the thousand cube. However, I think this question can be better answered by the Tactile Graphics expert, so re-post to that forum. I will monitor the response so I know what the answer is also.
3/4/2011 8:32:16 AM
punctuation of Greek letter abbreviations Letters that are not abbreviations must be punctuated mathematically.
3/4/2011 8:39:04 AM
math worksheet Could you attach a picture of the print?
3/5/2011 3:00:50 PM
punctuation of Greek letter abbreviations I apologize for being so hasty with my answer. The Omega when representing "ohm" is an abbreviation of measure, so it is spaced as as an abbreviation. But the ohm and the Angstrom Unit are both punctuated mathematically.
3/5/2011 3:13:39 PM
math worksheet Sometimes (often) elementary math books present difficulties in formatting. I would probably braille the counting numbers first, followed by the spatial addition problem, then the poem and linear problem, in the order shown in print. However, there is no absolutely right way to do this kind of stuff. Keep in mind that there is probably some purpose to the order in which the information is presented to the reader and the transcriber should try to maintain that order. Consistency in the formatting of the braille version is important.
3/10/2011 3:08:49 PM
Margins for Displayed Expression If the expression is embedded in the narrative text, it would appear as it does in the example. But you are correct, if it is displayed, the runover would be 2 cells to the right of the beginning of the expression.
3/10/2011 3:18:25 PM
abbreviation for micromillimeter If you are transcribing in the Nemeth Code you would use the Greek letter indicator (46) followed by m (134). The second m shown in print would immediately follow the Greek mu.
3/10/2011 3:22:35 PM
System of Equations There is always something new to deal with, isn't there? Because the system of equations is a unit, and the label is not really part of that unit, I would follow your second suggestion and put the Equation identifiers 2 cells to the right of the longest equation.
3/10/2011 3:23:29 PM
Cancellation of Fractions within Parentheses Could you show me a picture of your print?
3/10/2011 3:25:38 PM
Abbreviations SA is an abbreviation and should be double capped. If you single cap the letters you are saying they are individual letters with individual identities that are multiplied together.
3/10/2011 3:30:40 PM
Displayed Expression within a Marginal Note Since your marginal note is essentially an indented paragraph, I would show the displayed expression indented 2 cells to the right of the runover margin, just as you would with a normal paragraph. Your displayed expression would start in cell 7 and runover in cell 9.
3/14/2011 2:46:07 PM
College Algebra - End behavior I have checked with other members of the Math Committee and we agree that these symbols would have to be done tactilely. If you were to create braille symbols to represent them, the tactile drawings would have to be included as part of the definition in the Special Symbols list.
3/21/2011 2:35:31 PM
Page Numbering in a Document with Nemeth as Code If you are on the title page, the code is literary. Everywhere else in the transcription must be done in Nemeth Code.
3/21/2011 2:42:33 PM
CBC question The grouping symbols (angle brackets) are not part of the web address so would not be done in CBC. If your base code is Nemeth, use the grouping symbols from that Code. If literary is your base code, use the Braille Formats symbols. The begin CBC would follow the opening bracket and end CBC would precede the closing bracket.
3/23/2011 1:46:54 PM
2nd grade math Egyptian numerals APH has available an addendum to the Nemeth Code called "Ancient Numeration Systems", adopted by BANA 1988. Rule V deals with Egyptian Signs and Symbols. I don't know what your Egyptian numerals look like, but this might be the answer for you. Rule I of the Addendum explains the use and format of the symbols from Attic, Babylonian, Chinese-Japanese, Egyptian, Greek, Hebrew, and Mayan.
3/23/2011 1:52:00 PM
punctuation of Greek letter abbreviations The ohm is represented in braille by the Greek capital letter omega .,w
3/23/2011 2:34:44 PM
Magnification If you use the letter X following 200 it will appear that there is an unknown factor multiplied times the 200. (200 times X) To convey the true meaning of the expression the multiplication cross should be used.
3/23/2011 2:38:11 PM
2nd grade math Egyptian numerals On the APH website (code books and instruction materials):

Addendum 1 to the Nemeth Code for Mathematics and Science Notation, 1972 Revision: Ancient Numeration Systems: Print
Catalog Number: 7-68654-00
Format: Regular Print

Price: \$5.00
3/23/2011 3:21:35 PM
System of Equations It has been brought to my attention that these "labels" are really identifiers for the equations and as such should follow rule XXV, sec 188, and be moved to the left of the equations in question.
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