[Sw-l] SW math problem solving

Valerie Sutton signwriting at MAC.COM
Thu Mar 19 16:10:00 UTC 2015

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March 19, 2015

Hi Ingvild!

Thank you for this message about teaching Deaf children mathematics in Norway…

Your point below, about the fact that both sign language and math are highly space dependent is very interesting…So that is a place for SignWriting, as you say…

I searched the Norwegian SignPuddle ( http://www.signbank.org/signpuddle2.0/index.php?ui=3&sgn=69 <http://www.signbank.org/signpuddle2.0/index.php?ui=3&sgn=69> ) for “matematikk” and see a good number of signs related to mathematics -


> On Mar 19, 2015, at 1:15 AM, Ingvild Roald <iroald at HOTMAIL.COM> wrote:
> EXCERPT from longer message...

> The place to use signwriting in math would be in formulating problems and in explaining concepts. As sign language and math both are highly space dependent, and sign writing can represent this space relationships, this is where sign writing would be excelent for math teaching.
> In the Norwegian sign puddle, which is still very much of a mess, I try to tag signs by concepts. You will find those I have cleansed so far that are related to math taggeg as #matematikk
> Ingvild (holding a higher degree in physics and a doctorate in deaf education) 



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