[Sw-l] SW math problem solving
kegl at MAINE.RR.COM
Thu Mar 19 00:12:50 UTC 2015
The materials I have were intended to be used in Nicaragua, and by students who were more comfortable reading SW than Spanish. Since every student could read SW and almost no student could read Spanish, this material was designed for all of them.
We had textbooks with minimal language requirements and some workbooks that were entirely verbal problems, usually in Nicaraguan Sign Language (printed using SW) and Spanish. All this on a shoestring budget, so the quality is limited.
Alas, I can't simply mail material to folks who request it. This stuff took time to prepare, costs money to print and costs money to mail. And, unless your mode of communication is ISN, this material is not of any use to you, anyway -- other than for demonstration purposes. To that end, I have attached a sample. This excerpt was from a 2012 text. I do not think this material was actually adopted by any school in Nicaragua, since by 2012 I was no longer administering any schools nor implementing curriculum. I, too, am waiting that precious grant. In former years when I was living in Bluefields, we certainly used similar material from earlier texts that we had produced. Mostly, I used material like this when training advanced students -- the ones who are teachers today.
Anyway, if you want to discuss an appropriate honorarium, I would be happy to come to Ottawa and conduct a workshop or simply present some lectures on SignWriting, integrating SW into your curriculum, and how to teach the grammar and syntax of a signed language.
Now I think I will go look up the definition of "Deafian".
---- "André Thibeault" <atg at VIDEOTRON.CA> wrote:
> Hi Stefan, James Kegl and everyone,
> A new superintendent at the school for the Deafian, here in Ottawa, wants to
> develop LSQ mathematical materials and will try to get a grant for such a
> On March 30th, she will invite a Deafian teacher to give a short
> presentation to company editors about this. But, this new superintendent
> doesn¹t know any SignWriting. The Deafian teacher asked me if I knew anyone
> who has already written or developed such SW math materials.
> Stefan: do you now use SW (Delegs) materials for math solving problems? If
> so, would you be so kind as to sending me your SW math problem solving by
> email? The Deafian teacher will then show it to the new superintendent.
> James Kegl: I remember that you once had the intention to develop a math
> problem solving for Nicaraguan Sign Language. Do you have these SW
> materials now? If so, would you mind sending them to me by email?
> Does anyone else have SW materials for math problem solving? If so, I would
> like to get them as well, and give them to the Deafian teacher.
> Best regards,
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