At TouchMath, we closely align our teaching strategies with the essential developmental theories postulated by educational psychology experts such as Jean Piaget and Jerome Bruner. According to these experts, many mathematical concepts can elude children until they reach either the pre-operational or concrete operational stages.
In most cases, this first stage occurs somewhere between the ages of two and seven, and the second between the ages seven and eleven. But naturally, some students enter these stages earlier and others later. Nevertheless, children have trouble acquiring abstract mathematical understanding before reaching the appropriate stage.
What Makes TouchMath Different?
We designed TouchMath to ensure that all students succeed first at the concrete level of development and then progress through the pictorial level at their own pace. After these basic early learning needs are met — when higher levels of cognitive thinking more easily develop — TouchMath launches students into symbolic math learning, i.e., memorization.