This "syllabus" is provided as a guideline for planning purposes. It is subject to change!
Session 1 provides an introduction to the Nemeth code, describing the basics of the code and providing an introduction to t basics of brailling numbers. Basic signs of operation (plus, minus, etc.) are also discussed.
Session 2 discusses a variety of alphabets, alphabetic indicators, and methods for handling different typefaces in Nemeth code. Readings place an emphasis on those alphabets and typefaces commonly used in mathematics textbooks.
Session 3 discusses methods for brailling various types of groups (parentheses, etc.) and for brailling levels such as superscripts and subscripts.
Session 4 looks at the brailling of fractions, including those with vertical and horizontal fraction lines. Simple and complex fraction types are indicated. This session also looks at radicals and radical indicators, and concludes with an overview of Roman numerals as brailled using Nemeth.
Session 5 presents detailed directions on how to code various shapes, arrows, and mathematical graphics.
Session 6 looks at mathematical modifiers, such as bars, tildes, carets, and arrows. Miscellaneous symbols include "del", "h-bar", factorials, integral signs, and infinity!
Session 7 looks at how function names are coded. Examples of functions are sine and cosine, max and min, logarithms, and exponentials. The session also explores the use of literary braille contractions in mathematics.
Session 8 discusses what is probably the hardest part of Nemeth mathematics -- "capturing" the spatial nature of most mathematical structures. A wide variety of spatial arrangements are presented in this session.
Session 9 presents the basics of braille music, including: notes and rests; key signatures; accidentals; time signatures; dynamics markings; ties and slurs; and repeats.
Session 10 continues the basics of braille music, including: accidentals; time signatures; dynamics markings; ties and slurs; and repeats.
Session 11 discusses a wide variety of issues related to vocal and choral music.
Session 12 provides information on music for stringed instruments.
Session 13 discusses formatting and notational systems specific to keyboard instruments, with an emphasis on piano and organ music.
Session 14 discusses specialized notations related to wind and percussion instruments.