Mar 20, 2007

Touchmath...the alphabet of math

My son has dyscalculia. He struggled with numbers from kindergarten. He could not grasp the concept of numbers. Then, in the second grade, his resource teacher introduced him to Touchmath. Since that day he now "gets" math. Before it was too abstract for him. Now, thanks to Touchmath, it is a much more concrete concept. He uses it on a daily basis and is thriving. I highly recommend it for any child that is having the same difficulty. Here is what has to say about their program (and I totally agree)....

TouchMath is the leading multisensory teaching approach that bridges manipulation and memorization. Educators often think of it as mental manipulatives.

You can read "how it works" here. They also offer free material that you can download and print to get a feel for it. You can also sign up for their free monthly newsletter delivered via email.

1 comment:

  1. Don't you just LOVE touchmath? My daughter went from 3 hours of math problems each night to 20 minutes. It is a wonderful way for kids to be able to find the answer, especially for those with difficulties remembering their math facts. Your site is welcome and needed. I haven't had a chance to browse through, so I'm saying this before the fact, but another good research topic for your son is visual spatial learners. Many kids with ADD and ADHD issues have this sort of learning style, and it revolutionizes how they learn as well as how they see themselves! A good book, though I don't believe in EVERYTHING it discusses, is "Right Brained Child in a Left Brained World." It's on Amazon.

    Blessings on your journey!


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