I have witnessed the TouchMath program make math education accessible to the most challenged students. I have seen TouchMath empower students who did not believe in themselves, did not think they could count, and did not think they had the power within themselves to be successful at math. To say that the TouchMath program has changed student’s lives, would be an understatement.
While this program supports all learners, TouchMath emphasizes a deeper and richer understanding of mathematical concepts through a multisensory approach, going from the concrete to the representative, to the abstract, as a Tier 3 support. TouchMath allows teachers to identify, target, and remediate missing skills on an individual student basis, while monitoring progress and duration of the intervention. It is with the hopes that this grant will fund two TouchMath kits to target intervention with the average special education, Tier 3 student in mind.
To reach all students, I am requesting the RtI Kindergarten Through Second Grade Resource Basic Program and the TouchMath Money Kit.