[Sw-l] SW math problem solving
kegl at MAINE.RR.COM
Sun Mar 22 00:31:23 UTC 2015
ISBN numbers??? What are you picturing here?
We worked with a group of about 25 children in a one room shack. In the beginning, we developed reading lessons using paper, scissors, scotch tape, an MS-DOS program for SW and a photocopier. Later, we relied on Word programs, SNAG IT software, a photocopier, a little punching device, and binders. We would produce about 30 copies in my living room. We are a shoestring operation.
You can download section by section the first edition of the ISN Handbook by going to www.nicaraguansignlanguageprojects.org (ironically, the only thing around here that does have an ISBN number). We are developing a substantially expanded second edition at this time.
Examples of SW stories in ISN are available on the SignWriting website and sometimes just by searching the internet. I will try to send you one in a moment. You can get the general idea from seeing any one of these adaptations -- and if you find one story thoroughly mystifying, looking at 40 more won't help.
My wife is connected with USM, but I developed all these materials and I am not connected with anything.
---- "André Thibeault" <atg at VIDEOTRON.CA> wrote:
> Hi James, Ingvild and everyone,
> James: Thank you very much for sending me the attached math verbal sample.
> A Deafian told me that she was happy to get it. As for me, this spring, at
> the University of Ottawa, I will teach a course called: The development of
> literacy and deafness: reading. Altough I’m not familiar with the Spanish
> language nor the Nicaraguan Sign Language, I would like to purschase your
> textbooks. Why? Because, among other things,I will talk about the
> Linguistic interdependance and the Language development in bilingual
> children. Would you please send me the ISBN numbers of your textbooks?
> This way, the University of Ottawa should be able to order them.
> Otherwise, I would be happy to pay myself for the cost of the printed
> textbook and the cost of shipping. If you are a current professor of
> Linguistics at the University of Southern Maine, and if you have textbook
> files, would you be so kind as to share them on Dropbox ?
> If the 3 options above do not suit you,I won’t get upset.
> Ingvild: Thank you so much for your comments. I am curious: do you have a
> math verbal sample from Norvery SignPdulle? If so, would you give me a
> term or a title or a link about it on Dictionary SignPuddle or Literature
> SignPuddle? I will print it and give it to the Deafian teacher.
> Best regards,
> Le 15-03-18 20:12, « James Shepard-Kegl » <kegl at MAINE.RR.COM> a écrit :
> >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".
> >-- James
> >---- "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
> >> project.
> >> 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
> >> who has already written or developed such SW math materials.
> >> Stefan: do you now use SW (Delegs) materials for math solving problems?
> >> so, would you be so kind as to sending me your SW math problem solving
> >> 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
> >> like to get them as well, and give them to the Deafian teacher.
> >> Best regards,
> >> André
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