1. Learning How to Add in the Kindergarten
Classroom using Touch Math Skills
Created by: Brenda Mushlock
Touchy, Touch Math
2. Ms. Mushlock’s Classroom Use
First used as whole group instruction unit
Teacher will walk students through adding and
subtracting (single and double digits)
Introduce mathematics center activities to be
used with TouchMath
Incorporate TouchMath worksheets (already
purchased by district) with each Unit in the
3. About Touch Math
Makes Math FUN!
Gives meaning to numbers that students come to school
having memorized with no actual meaning for
TouchPoints on the numbers engage students in their own
learning regardless of learning ability or style.
“2 is not just a number; it is a concept, a quantity” states
Lisa Beck, founder of TouchMath.
“Touch Math: The Alphabet of Mathematics”. Innovative
Learning Concepts Inc. 2000.
rten.welcome . Viewed on June 25, 2013.
4. How to Use it
Students begin by
entering Unit 1
Easy steps of counting,
adding and subtracting
only up to 5
Unit 2 consists of
progressing with skills up
to the number 9
Unit 3 helps give meaning
to the numbers 1-20
Unit 4 helps students with
measuring, data collection
and beginning geometry
Students are given index
cards with various
numbers on them
The “3” will have three
objects or “dots” at each
reference point to
represent the number.
Shows students a
concrete representation of
what the number stands
“Touch Math: The
Alphabet of Mathematics”.
Concepts Inc. 2000.
5. Touch Math Grid
Each number has “touch points” for students to touch while counting the
numbers. Students are to touch dots TWICE when dots are placed inside of
each other as in numbers 6-9.
“Touch Math Grid”.
http://fciwypsc.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/touch_math_grid.jpg Viewed on
June 25, 2013.
6. Centers Activity with
PomPomsStudents are to place pompoms on touch math grid
which helps in creating meaning between number
shapes and amount of objects that correspond.
7. Touch Math Uses
Covers all Common
Core Standards for
1. Counting (1-100)
5. Adding with
8. Touch Math Addition Videos
Touch Math Touching/Counting Patterns Video:
Touch Math Addition Video:
9. Addition Practice
10. Addition Examples
11. Double Digit Addition
Watch this Video
whole group task.
“Touch Math First
Viewed on June
12. Subtraction Video and
Watch these videos on subtraction before
beginning the examples!
Youtube Video: “TouchMath First Grade Software”
Viewed on June 26, 2013.
Visit this site and click on the video to watch before
completing whole group exerciese. “TouchMath
Subtraction”. We Are Teachers;
Ideas, Information, Inspiration. Viewed on June
26, 2013. http://www.weareteachers.com/lessons-
13. Subtraction with Touch Math:
14. Double Digit Subtraction
Click on this video
whole group activity on
double digit subtraction
Fits with Common Core
Standards for K-1st
Teaching and Learning”.
Viewed on June
15. Measuring with Touch Math
View the site on TouchMath measuring using the
Teddy Bear Measurement activity. There are 10
questions for the students to go through! Have
After viewing see centers activity in math centers
area. Use Bears, worms and marshmellows to
measure various items around classroom. Record
“Kids Maths Games- Elementary”.
16. Interactive Sites with TouchMath
Now lets put what you have learned to the test.
View these sites to add, subtract and measure
using the skills you have learned. Remember to
count on, count back and touch the designated
areas on the numbers if you need to. HAVE FUN!
Cool-math Games: Numbers http://www.coolmath-
17. Additional Resources
Touch Math Uses Page: Picture courtesy of “Touch Math:
The Alphabet of Mathematics”.
s.products&CATID=90&Pid=197. Viewed on June
Centers Activity Picture courtesy of: Brim, Shelee. “Math-
Touch Points”. Pinterest.
on June 25, 2013.
Addition Practice: “2 + 1”.
Viewed on June 26, 2013.
Subtraction Practice: “Specialized Reading and Math
et Viewed on June 26, 2013.