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    TouchMath is a math program specifically designed to help young students develop math skills. The program is a multi-sensory approach to learning and helps take away that fear many children feel when tackling this subject.

     TouchMath works because students physically touch the numbers.  They see it , say it, hear it and touch it.  It takes the guessing out of math.

     Each number from 1 through 9 has Touch Points corresponding to the digit’s quantity:

    *Numerals 1 through 5 use single Touch Points

    *Numerals 6 through 9 use double TouchPoints

    *Students touch single TouchPoints once and double TouchPoints twice.

     By touching the TouchPoints and counting aloud, Touch Math uses the multi-modality approach and focuses on the visual learner, the auditory learner and the kinesthetic learner. 


    number 1--The one is touched at the top while counting: "One."


    number 2--The two is touched at the beginning and the end of the numeral while counting: "One, two."


    number 3--The three is touched at the beginning, middle and end of the numeral while counting: "One, two, three."



    number 4--The four is touched and counted from top to bottom on the down strokes while counting: "One, two, three,                  four."


    number 5--The five is touched and counted in the sequential order pictured: "One, two, three, four, five."

            Memory Cue: To help in remembering the fourth Touch Point, it may be referred to as the "belly                                  button."


    number 6--The six begins the use of dots with circles. The encircled dots should be touched and counted twice, whenever               they appear. Six is touched and counted from top to bottom:  "One-two, three-four, five-six."

             Memory Cue: Touch at the top, middle, bottom.



    number 7--The seven is also touched and counted top, middle, bottom:  "One-two, three-four, five-six," followed by the                 single dot:  "seven."

             Memory Cue:  The single Touch Point can be thought of as the nose.



    number 8--The eight is touched and counted from left to right:  "One-two, three-four, five-six, seven-eight."

              Memory Cue:  Tell the young students that the eight looks like a robot. Count his eyes first, then his arms.


    number 9--The nine is touched and counted from top to bottom:  "One-two, three-four, five-six, seven-eight," followed by

             the single dot: "nine."

             Memory Cue: Tell the young students that the nine is the tallest number and the only number with a "hat". 


    *Images and Touch Point explanations courtesy of Touch Math.*