<span style=”font-size: medium;”>I have a spatial arrangement with addition. The columns are labeled Tens and Ones to go along with the accompanying tactile graphic. I’m wondering if I should use a transcriber’s note to explain the column headings (tens and ones), or should I try to show them somehow in braille. </span>
I am including a copy of the page out of the book This is a 4th grade math book being done in nemeth code within UEB.
As there are no rules (Formats or Nemeth) that address situations like this, this is probably more of a Math forum question…but I asked the NBA Math chair her opinion…and here are two suggestions:
Treat the tens and ones headings as column headings (including column separation lines) and space the spatially arranged equation accordingly. If there are a lot of these instances, then I might suggest doing this once and then putting a transcriber’s note to explain the print use and not continuing to include these column headings in braille.
Do a transcriber’s note to explain that there are headings in print but they are omitted in braille. Be sure to look through the book to be sure that if there are any other instances (and I’m sure there are) they could all be done in the same manner.