Roamer in Space

Using Roamer with the Visually Impaired

The National Mobility Centre in Birmingham has been using the Roamer to help visually impaired children understand space. The following piece is an extract from an article by Penny Gay, a Peripatetic Support Teacher for the Cornwall Advisory Service for Visually Impaired Children. It is published in full in the British Journal of Visual Impairment. (more…)

Roamer’s Unit Setting Facility

  • Published January 29, 1990
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“During the design of Roamer it seemed every teacher we asked wanted the Roamer to use different sets of units”, recalls Valiant’s education adviser Maurice Meredeth.  “In the end we decided to provide a unit setting feature”. Maurice looks at how this facility has literally added unforeseen dimensions to Roamer’s versatility. (more…)

Roamer in Space

  • Published January 29, 1990
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The National Mobility Centre in Birmingham has been using the Roamer to help visually impaired children understand space. The following piece is an extract from an article by Penny Gay, a Peripatetic Support Teacher for the Cornwall Advisory Service for Visually Impaired Children. It is published in full in the British Journal of Visual Impairment.

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The Continuing Adventures of Myrtle the Turtle

  • Published January 29, 1990
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Geometry Microworld Part II by Chris Gregory Senior Lecturer in Mathematics at Bradford and Ilkley Community College (more…)

Young Roamer 1

  • Published January 29, 1990
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Preparation is necessary before using equipment like Roamer and Turtle with young children. The following article has been adapted from “Have Big Track will GO” written by Margaret Harris and Margaret Williams both Advisory Teachers in Devon. Published in the early 1980s it relates their experience of using Big Trak with young children. Many of the principles are suitable for use with young children the Roamer and the Turtle. (more…)