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    MathML being written on a blackboard.

    2:00PM – 3:00PM ET on Tuesday, January 22, 2019

    MathML is a markup language used to display equations and other mathematical expressions on the web and in other formats such as ePub and NIMAS. MathML is important for accessibility because it allows equations to be stored as structured text rather than images. Unlike images, structured text can be enlarged with good resolution for low-vision users who need magnification. Blind learners can use screen readers that support MathML to navigate and review the parts of mathematical expressions in the correct order, which is important for understanding complex mathematical expressions. But writing MathML code is not for the faint of heart! In this webinar, we’ll show you some ways you can write and use MathML code with little to no coding. We will then also demonstrate a number of other math accessibility tools from Texthelp, Desmos, the DIAGRAM Center and more!

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    2013–2015

    In this empirical study, CAST explores the prevalence and impact of stigmatization and stereotype threat on mathematics performance among public high school students (grades 9-12) with specific learning disabilities.

  • Image shows a teenager using a calculator

    Thursday, May 7, 2015

    Researchers at CAST are studying the impact of stress and stigma on the math outcomes of those with, and without, learning disabilities. We are looking for students in 9th and 10th grades interested in participating in a study.

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  • Image showing three iSolveIt math apps

    iSolveIt apps are free games that support abstract reasoning and problem-solving skills, and are designed to be challenging yet not frustrating.

  • Photo of Lynn McCormack

    Software Engineer

  • Whiteboard with

    Learn about CAST's Collaborative Learning App Design Challenge, an innovative, hands-on learning experience made possible by the Anne Meyer & David Rose Founders' Fund for Innovation.

  • Photo of a woman typing on a keyboard

    2013–2015

    CAST is partnering with the Minority Student Achievement Network (MSAN) to create a Web-based professional development course to help 8th-grade Science teachers understand stereotype threat and adopt UDL-based methods to reduce the likely effects of threat in their everyday instruction.

  • CAST offers a number of robust (and free) learning tools. These tools, designed and tested as part of CAST’s research projects, help educators, parents, and students experience the power of flexible learning environments.

  • Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning

    Wednesday, February 13, 2019

    CAST is excited to be part of a new graduate school of education that aims to innovate how STEM educators are trained.

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