When my Autistic son Garyn was learning how to count, he had a very difficult time with the entire process... I had to find another way for him to learn how to count and add and Touch Point Math was the answer!
Touch Math is a system of counting, in which each number has dots on it representing the number of units the number is worth. For example, the number 5 is written with 5 dots, to show it's worth 5 units. The students then "touch" the points while counting and it helps them. Eventually, the dots can be faded out to regularly written numbers. For kids that are visual and kinesthetic learners, this way of counting is perfect! My son learned how to count and add using this system in no time!
Included in this Addition Starter Kit are resources to assist you when introducing Touch Math to your little learners or special education students. You will find the following resources in this kit:
~Interactive Powerpoint Lesson: This lesson teaches students all about Touch Math and how to count the dots. This is a very introductory lesson; please keep that in mind. It is meant for those students just learning Touch Math or those that need a review. The lesson ends with the students being asked to complete a printable with the main character of the lesson. Very cute!
The rest of the kit focuses on addition of numbers 0-9, with sums under 20.
~Posters: Black and White and Color-framed (not much color) posters are included. There are a variety of posters included to assist your students learn where the dots are on each number.
~Desk Number Strips: Perfect reference for your learners!
~Flashcards: Black and White flashcards of each number 0-9. They can also be used in a pocket chart for lessons.
~Math the Room: Students travel around the room to find the math problems. They solve and circle either true or false on their recording sheet.
~Clip Cards: Using clothespins or paperclips, students will solve the addition problem and clip the sum. Make it self-checking by adding a sticker to the back near the correct answer!
~Practice Printables: There are a total of 48 printables included that are differentiated. You'll be able to choose which is best for your kiddos to use.
This is a great starter kit for those just starting out on the Touch Point Math journey!
The lesson is provided in pdf and Powerpoint form for you to use with your students.