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Using TouchMath in a kindergarten or first grade setting.

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### Touchy, touch math

1. 1. Learning How to Add in the Kindergarten Classroom using Touch Math Skills Created by: Brenda Mushlock Touchy, Touch Math
2. 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 program
3. 3. About Touch Math  Makes Math FUN!  Adding Objects  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. http://www.touchmath.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=kinderga rten.welcome . Viewed on June 25, 2013.
4. 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 skills  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 for.  “Touch Math: The Alphabet of Mathematics”. Innovative Learning Concepts Inc. 2000. http://www.touchmath.com /index.cfm?fuseaction=fre estuff.welcome&gPage=5
5. 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. 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. 7. Touch Math Uses Covers all Common Core Standards for Kindergarten Level! Used for: 1. Counting (1-100) 2. One-to-One Correspondence 3. Greater Than/Less Than 4. Number Sequencing 5. Adding with Objects/Touch Point Objects