About this Unit
This unit covers standards for grades 1–4.
The goals of TouchMath Upper Grades Standards Edition Unit 4: Multiplication and Division 1 are to build concepts of and fluency with one-digit factors. Skip counting is used to ensure learner success. The one-digit numbers are presented in sequential order, building on processes and patterns of lesser numbers.
Each of the six modules builds on the one preceding it: Skip Counting, Multiplication, Division, Strategies, Multiples and Factors, and Mixed Multiplication and Division. The activities progress from concrete/kinesthetic to realistic models (pictures, arrays, and area models) to visual cues, and finally to abstract numbers. Learners apply strategies to computation with operations. Prime and composite numbers are discovered using a hundred chart. A multiplication table is introduced as a tool for seeing relationships and finding products and quotients.
Throughout the unit, bubble answers accustom students to more formal testing procedures. These bubble answers are mixed in with written answers in the modules, but the unit review and the unit pre- and post tests require only bubble answers.
The unit presents information with significant changes in materials and procedures to allow learners with disabilities to achieve within the framework of the standards. The intentional TouchMath step-by-step approach provides meaningful repetition and maintains the fidelity of concept development and computational success. Students should be able to perform basic multiplication and division with one-digit factors when they complete this unit.
- Module 1: Skip Counting Review
- Module 2: Multiplication
- Module 3: Division
- Module 4: Strategies
- Module 5: Multiples and Factors
- Module 6: Mixed Multiplication and Division
See how the Upper Grades Program meets or exceeds state standards.