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 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.

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:
• It's based on counting – a simple skill they already know. For example, when counting by sixes, students touch and say aloud every sixth number.
• They only have to learn ten numbers in each sequence — for example, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20.
• They'll have fun learning with our dot-to-dots, grids, mazes and other exercises and games.
• It's not all paper and pencil — TouchMath's Skip Counting Poster and CD Set enhances auditory, visual and tactile/kinesthetic learning.
Mastery of skip counting builds familiarity with the entire number system and opens the door to fractions, algebra, and more advanced math.

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.

 Using TouchPoints, students are able to add, subtract, multiply and divide.

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:
• A targeted, interactive menu so you can focus on what you need to know.
• Bonus computation steps for more advanced concepts.
• 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.
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 TouchMath Training DVD
• A full-color TouchMath Training Manual
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.

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