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U.S. Districts See Breakthrough Growth in Math Engagement, Proficiency, and Mastery

U.S. Districts See Breakthrough Growth in Math Engagement, Proficiency, and Mastery In July 2023, a large metro district in the western U.S. started integrating TouchMath district-wide into Special Education classes. The overall growth for completed progress-monitored assignments was 67.2%.   In March 2024, teachers created or assigned 1,033 individualized lessons from TouchMath’s digital platforms. Each […]

Math is the Backbone of STEM and STEAM

Math is the Backbone of STEM and STEAM According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, STEM jobs are predicted to increase by nearly 800,000. Employment projections show a forecasted increase of 798,000 by 2031 and more than half (449,200) are predicted to belong to computer and mathematical occupations. As we continue to see the effects […]

Empowering Students with Dyscalculia: Alabama SB171 and TouchMath

Empowering Students with Dyscalculia: Alabama SB171 and TouchMath In the landscape of public education, the pursuit of excellence in mathematics education is a paramount goal. Alabama Senate Bill 171 (SB171) is a significant step towards achieving this objective. SB171, known as the Alabama Numeracy Act, aims to bolster mathematics proficiency among K-5 grade students in […]

Math Solutions for Students with Dyscalculia

Math Solutions for Students with Dyscalculia At TouchMath, we’ve championed inclusive learning through intentional experiences for nearly half a century, addressing the acute needs of students with dyscalculia. Recognizing the need for a solution to support this overlooked student population, we developed the Dyscalculia Extension, a revolutionary program that aligns with our proven TouchMath methodology. […]

Learning from Dyslexia to Ignite Dyscalculia Awareness

Learning from Dyslexia to Ignite Dyscalculia Awareness When it comes to learning difficulties, dyslexia has long taken center stage, with surmounting support and widespread awareness reinforcing its legitimacy. But lurking in the shadows, its numerical counterpart, dyscalculia, endures a much quieter battle. With neuroscience zooming in and researchers unmasking the overlaps, it’s high time we […]

Dyscalculia is Hard to Spell: The Art of Advocacy

Dyscalculia is Hard to Spell: The Art of Advocacy According to the Learning Disabilities Association of America, 1 in 5 children in the U.S. have learning and attention issues. Learning and attention issues are difficulties that affect various aspects of our brain’s functioning, such as reading, writing, math, organization, focus, listening comprehension, social skills, and […]

Behind the Misconceptions: Hidden Disabilities

Behind the Misconceptions: Hidden Disabilities According to the National Center for Learning Disabilities, an estimated 15% of the U.S. population, equivalent to one in every seven individuals, grapples with a learning disability. This translates to roughly 10 million children and adults who confront learning challenges every day across the nation. Help us share stories of […]

How Does TouchMath Help Students with Dyscalculia?

How Does TouchMath Help Students with Dyscalculia? Dyscalculia is a learning disability that affects one’s ability to learn mathematics, as compared to same age peers who receive identical instruction. It may cause difficulty with counting, working memory for numbers, ability to recognize patterns, time, sense of direction, estimation of distance and volume, math facts, and […]

Supporting Students with Dyscalculia: Evidence-Based Tools and Strategies

Supporting Students with Dyscalculia: Evidence-Based Tools and Strategies This blog is an excerpt from How to Identify, Screen, and Support Students with Dyscalculia, a summarization of The Transformative Potential of Early Screening for Dyscalculia, The Discounted Specific Learning Disability by Dr. Sandra Elliott and Sam Wertheim, Doctoral Candidate. Research supports early screening and applying evidence-based interventions as effective for […]

Understanding Dyslexia and Dyscalculia

Understanding Dyslexia & Dyscalculia: Unraveling the Distinctions Dyscalculia is a learning disability that affects one’s ability to learn mathematics, as compared to peers of the same age who receive identical instruction. Research supports that with early identification and the right interventions and supports students with dyscalculia can master math as well as other students. Dyscalculia […]