We gave the Preschool Program a try, and can I say I LOVE it!!?? Let me tell you why. The Preschool Program (pictured above) is available as a download and costs $59.95.
I am a strong supporter of manipulatives in Early Education Math, Touch Math has several very UNIQUE manipulatives. In addition to their unique manipulatives, instructions for adding your own manipulatives are included with the guide; making this a very versatile program. This is the ULTIMATE math curriculum for TACTILE learners!
I was able to adapt it easily with the unit studies we already had planned, incorporating the topic into the daily math lessons!
We received the following OPTIONAL, but RECOMMENDED manipulatives for our review: (descriptions from the website)
Ten 10 Blocks
One 100 Block
A comprehensive CD containing an 80-page PDF with Teaching Strategies, Lesson Plans, and Student Worksheets
Ten eye-catching 8 1/2” x 11” posters, Cost $43.00
Includes five sets of cards (45 cards), each with its own texture and theme — Shapes, Fruit, Forest Animals, Sea Life and TouchPoints. Cost $99.00
Ten high-intensity 11” x 17” posters help students connect a numeral with the quantity it represents. Cost $53.00
Completing a worksheet demonstrating equal, more and less
Using Touch Fans for counting one-to-one correspondence, to show how many circles are on his worksheet
Using the Touch Shapes to show one-to-one correspondence (the Touch Shapes would also be great to use on a light table!)
Touch Point Posters, laminated and on display
Identifying Shapes and Numerals with Texture Cards
Identifying sizes – Tall and Short
Using 3D Numerals to identify the number of animals on his worksheet
Using Touch Shapes to identify Large and Small
We are definitely continuing with this program, and will be considering it for future grades as well for my middle son! I highly recommend it for tactile learners, particularly early elementary grades, or those with learning disabilities. You can’t really put a price tag on successful programs!
My 4yo was having trouble with numeral recognition, this program helped him! He has done very well with the lessons, he enjoys them, and wants to do them!