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Unfortunately we are not able to open DXB files in this forum. Please save it as a BRF file and I will be able to see it. Thanks.
In a Nemeth transcription, omissions in a math problem are to be shown. If an omission is printed as a "write-on line", the Nemeth long dash is transcribed. For example, in 12 + 7 = __ is transcribed like this:
_% #12+7 .K ---- _:
Does this answer your question? If not, could you attach an example of the worksheet?
The pdf file is not opening for me. From your description, it might be the "barred brackets" depicted on page 123 of the Nemeth Code. I have attached that image. If this does not look like your brackets, can you try attaching your document again?
Thank you for your question. We suggest that the Nemeth Code terminator be placed in cell 1, following the blank line that is required after the list.
Susan! Thank you so very much. It works very well, and your instructions are clear.
Nate, we have been discussing this and have decided that the kindest way to transcribe this is simply to transcribe only the equals symbol in Nemeth. Since it is a Nemeth transcription, the UEB equals sign is not an option. By using the Nemeth symbol, you remain true to the print.
Defaulting to EBAE is not something we should be considering. Use the established UEB symbols and Braille Formats guidelines (Section 20) to transcribe the pronunciation and stress marks.
It wouldn't hurt to explain what you are doing in a transcriber's note, or on the Transcriber's Notes page.
Lindy (and the committee)
What an interesting example. Without seeing the rest of the excerpt, I am guessing that this is not being used in "mathematical context". I am going to go out on a limb here and suggest that only the equals sign be done in Nemeth. I welcome a conversation about this.
If you could attach the page so we can see this in context, that would be helpful.
The use of boldface in this example is for visual connection between math items. To use boldface indicators in the transcription is messy. I would not use them here. The student can be informed in a TN, formatted as commentary. See the attached brf file for suggested treatment.
Example E qualifies as linked expressions using special margins. The last line on the page you sent is a new entry, not as part of the special linked format. The attached BRF file shows how I would transcribe this one. (I assume there is more on the next page, since the verification has not been shown at that point.) Let me know what you think!
At first glance, this looks like it might require "special margins" according to NC Sec.189.b because the equals signs are vertically aligned in print. But point iii in that section says this: "No sign of comparison, except possibly the first one, may be preceded by any expression on its left." So I took a closer look.
There is something strange about this example. It is actually showing that each step equals cos<theta>, but cos<theta> is not printed after the middle two steps. Your transcription will just fine if you simply insert a general omission symbol after each of those equals signs. Like this:
?COS .?/SIN .?#*?SIN .?/1# .K = _:
?COS .?/SIN .?#*?SIN .?/1# .K = _:
I wonder if there are some things missing from the image. Surely the second step ("Simplify by canceling common sine factors.") should have cancellation slashes through each sin<theta>. Could it be printed in a different color that is missing from your source? This would lead me to think that two missing cos<theta>s were also printed in a different color. Of course, you cannot add those items if they don't appear in your copy, but if you find other oddities in this assignment, you might want to investigate the source.
Laurie, our recommendation is that the Graphing Calculator Guideline section you quote (6.1) applies only to material shown in a screen. When an expression such as the letter-number combination Y1 appears in the text (not the screen), it is transcribed in Nemeth. A dot 5 between the Y and the number 1 will indicate that the number is printed on the baseline and not in the subscript position.
_% ,Y"1 _:
Hi. I am forwarding your question to someone with more experience in this topic.
We are discussing this interesting question! Can you please send an example of what you want to say in your 1-word TN?
Veeah, I think your solution is fine. It is easy to read, once you get the hang of it. Thank you for noticing that the termination indicator is not needed after a shape symbol (unless it is modified). Regarding your last question about the internal termination, I think it reads well. It might be helpful to list that long construction in the list of symbols:
$su_$$33o] Square u-shaped symbol with right-pointing arrow directly over it (Nemeth Code symbol)
With so many transcriber-devised symbols, as well as those uncommon half-bracket symbols, I might suggest pulling out the symbols used in the calculator windows as a separate topic heading on your Special Symbols page. The cell-5 heading could be something like "Nemeth Symbols used in Calculator Windows". Then you can omit "(Nemeth Code symbol)" from each description.
Difficult examples are why we're here. They are fun to analyze and discuss. Thank you for the puzzle.
Thank you for pointing out my error. Please back up and read my first response, which I have corrected.