# Tiny numbers on multiplication/division cards

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Melissa Caldwell
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How do I do third grade multiplication/division strategy cards? There are multiple colors and tiny numbers. I plan on doing the bottom area with circles as a graphic. I am unsure how to do the tiny numbers. Should I leave out the colors on the whole equation? Would you just show the tiny numbers lined up below the factors they apply to? I am new at doing UEB Math/Science. Any tips or suggestions would be very helpful. I can't find any examples similar to what I am going to attach.

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#37234
kdejute
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Melissa,

Thank you for sharing your questions and ideas. These small cards sure have *multiple* components, don't they? They won't be small in braille.

I think you're quite right to present the bottom area with circles as a graphic.

I cannot think of any useful way to retain the colors that print is using. I would argue that color is most likely a visual repetition of information that is already given by the content of the cards (i.e., which numbers are repeated within a given card and which number is the answer (product or quotient)).

The tiny numbers are not necessarily part of the calculation of any problem. I would suggest that their purpose is simply to illustrate why the answer is correct. So, the tiny numbers do not need to be aligned with the equations in any way. They only need to be grouped together via formatting in braille (for example, by using blank lines) as they are via color in print.

I hope that helps. If you can share what you come up with here, we would love to see it!

–Kyle

#37242
Melissa Caldwell
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I have the way I did the first two strategy cards. I haven't made it to the division card yet. It will be done similarly to the other two. What do you think? Other ideas?

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#37255
kdejute
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It's coming together! I only have one question. Why does the braille show more layouts of the multiplication problems than print does? For example 5×2 is only shown in a linear layout in print but is shown first spatially and then linearly laid out in braille. (Maybe the other layouts are on a reverse side to the print cards that I can't see in the file?)

–Kyle

#37256
Melissa Caldwell
Participant

Sorry. Yes, it's because I didn't show the reverse sides of the print cards. They were without colors and and tiny numbers so I didn't have an issue with that side of the cards. I did the cards in whole as a nested list. I haven't started the cards with the division yet. I had included the one example because I will be doing them too. I am attaching them so you can see both sides now and again how I am doing them in braille.

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#37265
kdejute
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Melissa,

I think you're doing an excellent job of capturing the various components of these cards.

–Kyle

#37268
Melissa Caldwell
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Thank you Kyle!

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