Touch Math ProgramBy Wendi Carpenter 6/14/12 SED 540
What is Touch Math?Touch Math is a program where each student learnshow to touch the numbers one through nine withtheir pencil. They count forward and backwardstouching each number at specific points. Eachnumber has that many touch points.
“You can use the Touch Math program to giveyoung children a head start, supplement agrade-level curriculum (pre-K-3), provideenrichment activities and reinforcement, andachieve the best possible outcomes forstudents with specialneeds.”http://www.touchmath.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=about.how
Touch Math Covers:• Counting• Addition• Subtraction• Place Value• Multiplication• Division• Time• Money• Fractions• Size• Story Problems• Pre- Algebra
Touch Points• TouchPoints are dots on the numbers.
Teaching Aids• Are designed to enhance and expand the concepts presented in the lesson plans.Here are some teaching aids: Manipulative Placement Masters, Touching/Counting Pattern Masters,Finger Play,Handwriting Master, Flashcards, Numeral Booklet Master
About Teaching Strategies• Presents simple and straightforward ideas, extension lessons, and information for each lesson.
Weaknesses• High cost• Not a complete program• Students may have a hard time in older grades when Touch Math method is not used.