So I have been looking for a fun and simple way to help Diva Queen with learning mental math. I have been doing tons of internet searching and came across some message boards that recommended TouchMath, so I looked it up. TouchMath uses "touch points". The number's 1-9 is assigned "touch points" in which the child memorizes to help them do math problems with out using manipulatives or fingers. I showed it to Diva Queen, and did a couple of easy problems with her, and she loved it!! It was so simple, and she was so proud of herself for figuring out the problem and not even using her hands. This is great for visual learners, but I am sure it would work well with any tpye of learner. Of course the website explains it much better than I can. TouchMath.com They have a lot of products to offer, but for what I have found (although I tend to easily over look things) they sell things in sets, geared more toward school districts. So I made my own Touch Cards! So if your interested, check them out!! Just click on the picture and it will take you to an area where you can download the PDF.
Saturday, July 30, 2011
This year Crazy Man is in Preschool. There are so many free resources online! My favorite find is Preschool Packs. These packs are made by homeschool moms, and are absolutely awesome! Here are the blogs to find them! 1+1+1+1, 2 Teaching Mommies, Musing of Me, Our Little Monkeys, & Lawteedah. I love these packs sooo much, I decided to give it a try and make my own. So here is my first Preschool Pack! I am sooo excited about it, and I hope you all enjoy it. Kung Fu Panda Preschool Pack.