Monday, January 14, 2013

Special Needs Sunday (on a Monday)


It's always nice to find fellow special education teachers and learn more about what strategies they use.  Today I'm linking up with The Resource Room Teacher for a special needs Sunday linky party.  Everyone is welcome to share their tips and tricks for working with special needs students.  You don't need to be a special education teacher.

Touch Point Math

A lot of my special education students have a difficult time with their calculation skills, whether it be addition, subtraction, multiplication or division.  So for my younger students I introduce touch points.  For those that aren't familiar with it, they touch math starts off with introducing the students to the concept of having touch points on numbers.  It helps the students count by using touch points.  I also love it for teaching the multiplication facts.  They teach students to skip count as a way of helping them have a strategy to use when students are learning how to multiply.

I have resources for adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing.  I know there are more for money, skip counting and others.  I'd love to stock up on other resources and have more touch math resources.  I just wish it wasn't so expensive.

Happy Monday everyone!  I hope you have a good week.  Check out the linky party, and link up with us.

3 comments:

  1. I love Touch Math!!! I even use Touch Math when I do my own adding and subtracting!

    Angelia
    Extra Special Teaching

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  2. I have one little guy that still uses the touch math as he works (I assume he learned at his old school). Math certainly isn't his easiest subject, but touch math has really helped him keep up!

    Lisa
    The Lower Elementary Cottage

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