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Old 02-09-2013, 05:31 PM
 
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I use touch math with my students as one of the strategies they can use. Memorization of facts is encouraged and activities are completed to help with that but some children struggle with memorizing facts and then panic when the answer does not immediately come to mind. If they have a strategy they can employ it takes the panic away and often as they tap the first dot the answer comes to mind. I agree that the strategy is not for every student and it is not to be used in place of understanding fact families and break apart numbers. It is another strategy students can put in their tool bag if they get stuck.
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