TouchMath uses a multisensory approach designed for auditory, visual and tactile/kinesthetic learners. Students see, say, hear and touch using TouchPoints on numerals. They learn faster because they access information through several learning channels.
The secret to TouchMath can be summed up in one word: TouchPoints. Used with the correct Touching/Counting Patterns, TouchPoints provide a reliable tool for students at any of the three major learning stages: concrete, pictorial or symbolic. With TouchPoints, students can keep their pencils on their papers and still have the benefits of hands-on manipulatives. This is particularly important for students with learning challenges.
Like training wheels on a bicycle, TouchPoints can be used for as long as needed and then left behind.
The TouchMath first-grade program introduces important visual cues that develop left/right directionality, reduce number reversals, reinforce place value, simplify all areas of computation and eliminate guesswork. Students feel optimistic, self-confident and eager to take on more complex math challenges. Use child-friendly materials. A 6-year-old can be intimidated by a page filled to the margins with math equations. Our pages are uncluttered, using large print, plentiful workspaces, and a manageable number of problems. TouchMath is welcoming and fun, not complex and overwhelming.
Using the correct Touching/Counting Patterns, young children learn that numerals represent quantities.|
TouchMath offers several money-saving options for purchasing our materials.
First Grade Expanded Program – The Expanded Program includes every core program, classroom aid, manipulative, technology component, and money product associated with TouchMath first grade. With the Expanded Program, you are guaranteed the most extensive and well-rounded teaching and learning experience.
First Grade Complete Program: The complete program truly maximizes your students' learning experience by adding vital teaching aids, manipulatives, posters, and software. The additional materials complement the concepts taught in each unit and provide a multisensory learning experience not found in any other math program.
First Grade Core Program: First grade units 1–4 make up TouchMath's First Grade Core Program. In these units, the TouchMath method takes center stage with materials that boast hands-on activities, real world applications, instructional strategies, objectives, vocabulary, new TouchMath FlipCards, and more. Also included with the collection is a 1-year subscription to the new TouchMath PLUS downloadable extension activities' section!
First Grade Green Editions – Go green with digital, downloadable versions of our first grade materials.
First Grade Differentiated Instruction Set: The First Grade Differentiated Instruction Set is a collection that combines the teaching aids, manipulatives, and posters that complement and align with the First Grade program. Each teaching aid included can also be purchased separately to meet the specific needs of your students.
TouchMath Tutor First Grade Software – Students are enthralled with the creative imagery as they play to learn: Touching/Counting Patterns, Number Concepts 1–100, Odd and Even, Backward Counting (18–0), Place Value (11–99), Addition and Subtraction Facts with Objects and TouchPoints, Addition with Counting On, Double-Digit Addition and Subtraction, Addition and Subtraction Word Problem.
Individual Units: If funding is limited, we recommend purchasing our kindergarten units individually in this order:
Have questions? Our educational consultants are ready to assist you in making the best possible choices to fit your budget. Just e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-888-9191.
The Teacher Training Program includes an updated Teacher Training Manual with expanded content and teaching tips, along with a brand-new comprehensive DVD that works in unison with the manual. The new DVD features:
The Training Program materials ensure that each participant has an interactive, multisensory learning experience. Participants will be learning the TouchMath approach in the same way they will later teach it to their students. The more involved you are, the more you will gain from the event. All materials are FREE and meant to be kept for later reference.
- A targeted, interactive menu so you can focus on what you need to know.
- Bonus computation steps for more advanced concepts.
- Student-teacher demos of the materials to help you maximize your implementation and instruction.
- Breakdown of the program's components and teacher guides, as well as information on the Common Core State Standards.
- Graphically-enhanced visuals that emphasize the importance and benefits of the program’s one-of-a-kind TouchPoints, visual cues, and step-by-strategy.
What participants receive:
Don't forget about your colleagues — have them join you and we'll send you a Thank You Gift! Remember to invite your colleagues to view the DVD with you. We'll send a training manual for each person and you will receive a free set of Student Number Cards when your group has 5 or more participants.
- A TouchMath Training DVD
- A full-color TouchMath Training Manual
- A link to download a free set of 20 TouchMath Activity Sheets
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