Wesley and I have had the chance to work with TouchMath once again. This time instead of using there software that we reviewed last month HERE, we were using there NEW Kindergarten Digital Kit. Because Wesley had already completed another kindergarten math program(which I wasn’t thrilled with), the people at TouchMath and I decided that perhaps their Advanced Kindergarten Kit 4 would be a great place for Wesley to start.
At the touch of my finger I’m able to print out the following
45 Addition Masters
- Long-column addition
- Two digits plus one digit
- Double-digit computation without regrouping
- Odd/even numbers
- Write addition sentences
- Word problems
- Place value
- Addition number family problem
45 Subtraction Masters
- Subtract one digit from numbers 18 and less
- Double-digit subtraction without regrouping
- Word problems
- Subtraction number family problems
- Addition and subtraction fact families
15 Geometry Masters
- Introducing sides and angles
- Explore solids
- Three-dimensional concepts
15 Algebra Masters
- Repeating patterns with pictures, shapes, colors, letters and numerals
- Patterning with numbers, designs and letters
|15 Money Masters
- Identify front and back of a half-dollar
- Assign value to coins
- Count and calculate the total value of coins
15 Time Masters
- Tell time to the hour and half hour
- Tell time on an analog clock in five-minute increments
- Recognize correlation between digital and analog time
- Concepts of quarter-past, half-past and till the hour
15 Measurement Masters
- Select appropriate measuring tools for length, weight and temperature
15 Graphing/Data Masters
- Organize graphs with specific information
- Number charts
- Picture graphs
- Tally charts
15 Fractions Masters
- Concept of thirds
- Concept of fourths
- Identify fractional parts of sets
All this for a child at the end of kindergarten! I have to say this thrills me because I believe young children if taught in a fun way can learn more complicated math concepts then we usually teach in school. The problem is most of the time more advance topics are written for older children and are not attractive to a younger child. However with TouchMath, the worksheets are child friendly with fun characters including Uno Bear! Another thing I’m so glad TouchMath has done is made the worksheets in larger font. This is great because a child needs big writing so they can see the problem with ease. If they have to struggle to see the numbers it can frustrate them before they even start thinking how to solve the problem.
The other great thing about this program is the fact that you can lesson plan right from your computer. If you know your child is struggling with a concept, well you can print out a large assortment of worksheets and keep working on the topic until the child “gets it”. Also if your child understand the concept, then you can just carry on and print out the next concept.
Its also great that the program can be used again and again with younger siblings! Just put the disc away and when your next child comes to that age level, you already have your whole Math program right at your finger tips.
Also if your interested in using TouchMath with your child, but want to try it out first, head over to there Free Section for several addition pages to try out with your child in Preschool, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2 and Upper Grades. You can also sample a few pages from Each Kit in every grade HERE.
Just as I was writing this review I received an email from TouchMath. I’m glad it came just before I was ready to publish this.
According to our records, you have purchased and registered our TouchMath Tutor Kindergarten Software. We will soon begin production on an updated version, and because you are users of the current product, we want to give you the opportunity to help with the process!
Please take a moment to complete a very brief survey and give us your feedback. By sharing your thoughts, you will receive a FREE copy of the updated software when it’s released later this year!
The survey will close on January 21, 2011.
To me this is just AMAZING customer service. They don’t need to offer there customers copy of the updated program, but they do. And they really want our advice as parents and teachers how they can make the program work for our children better!
As a parent who is struggled finding the perfect math program for her child, I am so glad I found TouchMath, and I plan to continue using it with my son.
Thank-you TouchMath for allowing my son and I to try out another one of your GREAT products. Please note that I was provided a copy of the Digital Kindergarten Kit 4 in exchange for my unbiased review. I was not required to write a positive review, nor was I paid for my option.