Standards-Based Kindergarten: Unit 2

Numbers Level 2


We’ve all seen a sad or confused face in math class. It can be demoralizing. Let’s take those looks away right now with a myriad of brand new favorite strategies. Unit 2 helps you build on Unit 1 skills, focusing on numbers through 9. The emphasis is on numbers, quantities, and number/quantity relationships using many different hands-on activities and pictorial representations, including TouchMath. Your students will be drawn in and actively involved.

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Standards-Based Kindergarten Units 1, 2, & 3 are available now. Kindergarten Unit 4 will ship mid-March, 2017.

Unit 2 Details:

  • A brand-new day-by-day R-R-A directed Teacher's Manual makes step-by-step multi-sensory teaching easy.
  • Pre- and Posttests for each module measure successes.
  • 150 teacher/student approved activity masters engage all learners.
  • Six complete modules divided by easy topics.
  • Technology: Access to TouchMath Downloadable Green Editions — More Info

Module Details:

  • Module 1: Representing 6-7
  • This module focuses on Writing and Comparing Numbers, which includes associating quantities and numbers. It builds on the foundation that was started in Unit 1, Module 3, which taught writing and comparing of numbers 1–5. Students continue using activities to associate groups of objects and numbers. These activities incorporate the use of pictures, moving gradually from manipulatives into more abstract representations. Practice writing the numbers is also emphasized, and dotted lines for tracing are used to indicate how to form the number.
  • Module 2: Representing 8-9
  • This module focuses on Representing Numbers Using Manipulatives and Pictures, building on the foundation established in Unit 1, Module 4. It uses objects, picture TouchPoints, and TouchPoints on numbers to teach the connection between quantities and numbers. The activities included are scaffolded to move carefully from manipulatives to more abstract concepts, such as the numbers themselves.
  • Module 3: Addition
  • This module focuses on Adding Using Manipulatives and Pictures, which includes TouchPoints on the numbers. The activities incorporate the learning in the previous modules, especially multiple representations of number, and the learning is scaffolded, guiding students through the combining of groups of objects, the transfer of this concept to using TouchPoints, and the reinforcement of counting the quantities to find the total.
  • Module 4: Subtraction
  • This module focuses on Subtracting Using Manipulatives and Pictures. Using activities that incorporate the learning from previous modules, the models used here present a basic introduction to the relationship between addition and subtraction. Laddering of the conceptual approach is further developed, based on the activities in Unit I. The emphasis is on taking away from the whole, transferring this concept to using TouchPoints on both the minuend and subtrahend to identify the quantity that remains. This use of objects in pictures is foundational to solving subtraction word problems.
  • Module 5: Addition and Subtraction
  • This module focuses on Composing and Decomposing Numbers. Composing numbers refers to combining them to build a larger number. For instance, the number 8 can be composed by putting together (adding) 4 + 4, 5 + 3, 6 + 2, etc. Decomposing numbers refers to taking apart a number to make smaller numbers. Using the above example, the number 8 can be decomposed into groups of 4 + 4, 5 + 3, 6 + 2, etc. Whole/part relationships are built throughout the process. Composing and decomposing numbers extends the understanding of a number system and contributes to strategies for accurate computation in addition and subtraction.
  • Module 6:Composing and Decomposing Numbers
  • This module provides a mixed review of Adding and Subtracting. The pages within the module alternate between addition and subtraction, emphasizing the recognition of the operation sign. Students color the sign to reinforce the operation that is being used on the page. The models used present a basic introduction to the relationship between addition and subtraction. The emphasis in addition is on combining groups, transferring this concept to TouchPoints, and reinforcing counting the quantities to find the total. The emphasis in subtraction is on taking away from the whole, transferring this concept to TouchPoints to identify the quantity that remains, and reinforcing the counting of the quantities to find how many are left. The use of objects in pictures is foundational to solving addition and subtraction word problems, and children are encouraged to use the pictures to create the word problem.

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Recommended Aids:

These classroom aids, posters, and manipulatives, provide the perfect complement to the Standards-Based Kindergarten Units. Add any or all of them for more options to differentiate instruction while providing students with an enriching, multisensory learning experience.


Magnetic 3-D Numerals


Number Concept Posters


Texture Cards



As an added bonus, this unit comes with access to TouchMath Downloadable Green Editions –– an online lesson management tool that includes downloadable/printable versions of ALL the activity sheets and teacher guides contained in the print program. For teachers who prefer less storage requirements and less classroom clutter, don’t forget you can purchase just the downloadable version of this unit at a significantly lower cost!


Standards-Based Kindergarten Units 1, 2, & 3 are available now. Kindergarten Unit 4 will ship mid-March, 2017.

While the Standards-Based Kindergarten Unit 2 covers a wide variety of topics and skills built on the Common Core State Standards, and we understand schools and teachers have diverse curriculum needs. Because of that, TouchMath offers this unit through kindergarten collection options that provide a more extensive set of materials at significant savings. If you’re looking for a more immersive Common Core kindergarten program with extra ways to differentiate instruction, these options create a complete teaching and learning experience by adding additional units, classroom aids, and technology.

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