UPPER GRADES INFORMATION
Why Teach TouchMath to Third & Upper Graders?
What if you had a system that could bring struggling students up to grade level in multiplication and division and prepare them for the rigors of standardized testing? Suppose this same system was research-based and user-friendly?
"I see multiplication as the true strength of the TouchMath Program," comments Dr. Germaine Taggart, chair of the mathematics department at Fort Hays State University in Kansas. "When I was teaching in the public school system, I was aware of TouchMath for addition and subtraction. I didn't know that you offered materials for multiplication and division. If I had used TouchMath sequence counting to support multiplication and division, many of my students would have benefited."
This opinion is shared by educators around the world teaching third and fourth grades, special education and adult remedial programs.
Re-teach or reinforce the basics.
All students must master addition and subtraction before moving on to more advanced math concepts such as multiplication, division, fractions and word problems. TouchMath upper-grade materials give you the flexibility to re-teach or review the basic skills and then transition smoothly into more challenging topics. Our unique TouchPoints help students connect a numeric symbol with a real quantity and grasp the basics of our mathematical system. They learn how to get the correct answer without guessing.
Start with skip counting.
Skip counting is the most important skill in the development of higher math abilities. Your students will find it easy to learn skip counting using TouchMath because:
Use a multisensory approach.
TouchMath is one of the few math programs at this level that focus on the strengths of tactile/kinesthetic learners as well as auditory and visual learners. TouchPoints provide an invisible, portable and accurate way for all children to adapt to paper-and-pencil exercises and meet higher expectations.
Our upper-grade materials contain hundreds of activities for third- and fourth-grade general classrooms, special education students in grades 4–12, and adult remediation. These are detailed in the teaching guides included in each kit or supplement.
Use age-appropriate materials.
TouchMath upper-grade materials don't talk down to your students. We use graphics, vocabulary, page format and packaging appropriate for older age groups.
Prepare for testing.
Starting in the third grade, teachers and students must prepare for standardized testing and other assessment models. Each upper-grade TouchMath component contains periodic assessments to monitor the progress of your students.
Upper Grades Expanded Program – The Expanded Program includes every core program, classroom aid, manipulative, technology component, and money product associated with TouchMath upper grades. With the Expanded Program, you are guaranteed the most extensive and well-rounded teaching and learning experience.
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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:
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