About this Unit
This unit covers standards for grades K–3.
The goal of the TouchMath Standards Edition Upper Grades Addition and Subtraction 1 Unit is to build the concepts of and fluency with addition and subtraction within 20. This goal includes applying various strategies to operations, manipulating whole number relationships and place value, and understanding the base-ten system. The TouchMath approach focuses on the use of TouchPoints to associate numerals and quantities, which strengthens the understanding of number. The Application to Students with Disabilities in the standards reflects this approach: “Instructional supports for learning … foster student engagement by presenting information in multiple ways and allowing for diverse avenues of action and expression.”
Engaging activities are presented in an intentional sequence with attention to learning style, scaffolding of vocabulary, and pacing. The skills progress from counting and using TouchPoints to constructing the concepts of addition and subtraction by putting together and taking apart sets of objects. Computation is introduced naturally with a gradual presentation of multiple strategies. Properties of operations, place value, comparisons, unknowns, and word problems integrate into the activities to ensure application of the skills.
When students finish this unit, they should be able to add and subtract within 20 and demonstrate a firm foundation for work with more complex problems.
- Module 1: Forward Counting
- Module 2: Addition
- Module 3: Backward Counting
- Module 4: Subtraction
- Module 5: Fact Families
- Module 6: Place Value
- Module 7: Strategies
- Module 8: Mixed Addition and Subtraction
See how the Upper Grades Program meets or exceeds state standards.