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From: roenjewell
To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 2008092621:55:27
Subject: Re: touch point math
Thank you for all the valuable information regarding Touch Math. My daughter (1st grade) just brought home a page of "math" work based on this method. Previously, in home, we had been learning base-10 math utilizing Math-U-See manipulatives. She was well on her way to grasping addition, and place value. I needed her to explain this "touch math" method to me. Immediately I questioned how stripping numbers of their values and ignoring place value, and ignoring the necessity of quantifying "0" will assist in her future understanding of mathematics. I see that Touch Math could allow for a "quick & dirty" approach to low-level computation. But then what?
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