TouchMath Ensures We
Use The Entire Brain To
Learn and Do Math

TouchMath is a multisensory approach to teaching mathematics to struggling students. Using our exclusive science-based and research-backed methodology, students can use the numeral itself as a manipulative and make the transition from Concrete to Representational to Abstract (C-R-A) understanding.

When we do math – whether completing calculations or determining the best way to solve a problem – we use multiple areas of our brain, including those that involve our senses and motor system.

Research and neuroimaging show that we use multiple areas of our brains when we are doing math problems.

See: The occipital lobe is in the back part of the brain and involved with vision. Visual imagery is an important part of memory and seeing a problem as it is described.

TouchMath is a multisensory approach to learning math that ensures that learners see math.

Research and neuroimaging show that we use multiple areas of our brains when we are doing math problems.

Say: The frontal lobes and temporal lobes are primarily involved in speech formation and understanding. They are also responsible for recalling numerical knowledge and working memory.

TouchMath makes sure that students speak math.

Research and neuroimaging show that we use multiple areas of our brains when we are doing math problems.

Hear: Signals from the right ear travel to the auditory cortex in the temporal lobe on the left side of the brain. Signals from the left ear travel to the right auditory cortex. The auditory cortices sort, process, interpret, and file information about the sound.
TouchMath ensures students hear and understand math.

Research and neuroimaging show that we use multiple areas of our brains when we are doing math problems.

Touch:
The parietal lobe helps a person identify objects and understand spatial relationships, meaning where one’s body is compared with objects around the person. It also provides sensory information about touch, which enables students to identify manipulatives, recognize TouchPoints™, and read and write numerals.

TouchMath is a multisensory program that allows students to focus on math.

Research and neuroimaging show that we use multiple areas of our brains when we are doing math problems.

Move: The cerebellum is located at the back of the brain beneath the occipital lobes. It is separated from the cerebrum by the tentorium (fold of dura). The cerebellum fine tunes motor activity, such as when students pick up manipulatives or use TouchMath numerals.

TouchMath is the only program that uses the numeral as a manipulative to help students to understand math.

Research and neuroimaging show that we use multiple areas of our brains when we are doing math problems.

Learn: The brain consists of three principal parts: the stem, cerebellum, and cerebrum. Of the three, the cerebrum is most important in learning as this is where higher-ordered functions, such as memory and reasoning, occur in the brain.

TouchMath ensures vour students are using their entire brain to learn math.

Decades of research have proven that TouchMath is an effective way to teach mathematics – from number sense to algebra. TouchMath works when other approaches fall short.

Better still, new research in recent years has begun to shed light on why this approach works so well with so many students.