There are 4 downloadable units for $59.95 each or all 4 are $199.95. Each packet contains an overview, the utilized standards (common core), objectives, prerequisites, vocabulary, materials required, activity sheets, and a post-test. Each unit has 6 modules within it. I would recommend the first grade for advanced kindergarteners up to struggling 3rd graders.
Jo-Jo is advanced in math and very logical minded, so she picks up on new concepts very quickly. The only thing she seems to get somewhat hung up on is subtraction.
While we used lots of the worksheets and suggestions, we worked in Unit D just as the program indicates. It developed the concepts of time, measurement, shapes, graphing data, and fractions of shapes.
The instructions were clearly laid out and detailed. I especially liked how things were discussed in a way that was relevant to the children and made sense (the explanation of why we say quarter till or half-past was a great example).
|A worksheet from the time module.|
|Ceesa and Jo-Jo making graphs.|
|Our analog clock with movable hands. |
An old toy of mine.
Desktop touch lines are both horizontal and vertical. Numbered 1-9 with the order of the touch points listed. They come in a set of 24 lines ($19). These would work perfectly on desks, so children can have them as needed.
|Using student number cards to set up problems.|
Student number cards come in a set of 10 with the numerals and touch points. One side has the order of counting dots and the other does not. There are cards for 0-9. We used them to set problems up.
|Little Man breaking into the box he found on the counter.|
TouchMath Tutor First Grade Software
|Jo-Jo working on the software.|
The software is $99. To use the software, you will need the system requirements: Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000; Mac OS X 10.4.11, 10.5.4, 10.5.5, or 10.6.1. Jo-Jo especially liked using the software.
|All my guys checking out the software. |
Notice Little Man is matching the 3-d numeral
to the number on the screen?
If your child is not able to use the mouse easily, you may wish to do the clicking in the first section. Jo-Jo did not pass it after her first two attempts because it is difficult for her to grasp the mouse and keep hold of the dots. Everytime she picked one up and "dropped" it, it was counted as an attempt against her. So I had her show me where the touchpoints would go using the 3-d numerals. She knew them, so I did the clicking for her.
These are large and can be used to hang up in your school room.
|Ceesa putting touchpoints on numeral.|
|Solving a problem using the touchpoints.|
|Using the base ten trays to represent problems.|
|Working on place value.|
|Jo-Jo solving problems using the base ten trays.|
|Ceesa and Jo-Jo working on the flip cards together.|
Ceesa made Little Man number pages.
Now at the end of the review period, Jo-Jo's understanding of time and shapes has grown.
There were several gaps filled in Ceesa's understanding. Her speed at solving addition and subtraction problems improved and her understanding of the concept of place value took a stronger foothold. This allowed her to begin to solve 3 and 4 digit addition and subtraction problems much more quickly.
Wishing you homeschool blessings,
Disclaimer: I received the curriculum and manipulatives through the Schoolhouse Review Crew in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. All opinions I have expressed are my own or those of my family. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations.