TouchMath allows for a kinesthetic approach to math computation. Each number 1-9 has a series of "TouchPoints" (or dots) on them. These points allow for the student to touch each number as a means to solve math problems. If there is one dot, the student touches it once. If there are 2 dots, the student touches it twice. All students have a reference chart that they brought home. Please keep this chart at home and encourage your child to memorize it.
TouchMath can be used to solve addition, subtraction, and multiplication problems!
Addition 9+4 = Touch the larger number and say its name (9). Next, use TouchPoints on the smaller number (4) and count up.
Subtraction 17-9 = Touch the larger number and say its name (17). Next, use TouchPoints on the smaller number (9) and count down.
Multiplication 5 x 7 = Decide which number is easier to skip count by. Next, place TouchPoints on the opposite number and skip count by the number you chose. For example, I think it's easier to count by 5's. I would place my TouchPoints on the number 7 and use them to skip count 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35.
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