Overview - TOUCHMONEY SOFTWARE (SINGLE USER)
PCI's TouchMoney Program uses a proven kinesthetic approach to make learning to count coins quick and easy. Based on the idea that all coins except pennies can be counted using 5's, this step-by-step process helps students of all ages experience success with this essential life skill. Each component of the program is sold separately or may be purchased in sets or as a complete kit.
Formerly Edmark's TouchMoney, PCI's TouchMoney Worksheets has been revised and updated to include expanded lesson plans, over 50 additional reproducible worksheets, new activity ideas and games, demonstration coins, and assessments.
How It Works
Students learn to count TouchPoints on nickels, dimes, and quarters to determine the value of the coins. Each TouchPoint equals five cents. Pennies are TouchCounted last since they are worth one cent each. This hands-on program includes activity sheets with lesson plans for each of the 6 steps of the TouchMoney process:
1. Learning to count by 1's and 5's and to recognize money symbols.
2. Identifying each type of coin and its value.
3. Learning the location of TouchPoints on each type of coin.
4. TouchCounting coins using marked TouchPoints.
5. TouchCounting coins without the TouchPoints drawn on the coins.
6. TouchCount Shopping: TouchCounting coins to buy various real-life items.
Activities and Games
Each lesson includes reproducible activity sheets and extension activities. A Money Games section is provided for additional hands-on TouchCounting practice.
Digital Binder NEW
The digital binder on CD enables teachers to use technology to enrich instruction with an editable PDF.
In the TouchMoney Game, students practice finding the total values of various groups of coins shown on draw cards (with TouchPoints) and realistic coins (without TouchPoints) drawn from the money tray in the center of the game board. Players TouchCount no more than six coins at a time. Total values do not exceed $1.00. Includes the components listed above and a money tray.
TouchMoney Big Coin Activities
Students use the 28 large punch-out Big Coins (included) to complete the activities. Big Coins with and without TouchPoints are provided for the nickel, dime, and quarter. Since pennies are not counted using TouchPoints, only one set of pennies is included. The 16-page Teacher's Guide includes extension activities, game ideas, and reproducibles for teaching and reinforcing the TouchMoney process.
||Big Coin Activities Include
|• Game Board
• Teacher's Guide
• 100 Plastic Coins
• 60 Draw Cards
• Dice & Playing Pieces
|• 28 Big Coins
• Teacher's Guide
Following the same order of steps taught in the TouchMoney Worksheets, this interactive software uses a combination of teaching activities and games to help students master the TouchCounting method. Students learn to successfully count any combination of coins as they complete each step and play its corresponding game.
How It Works
The main menu guides students to complete the steps of the program in order. Once students show their mastery of counting by 1's and skip-counting by 5's, they move on to identifying coins and their values and then to learning to TouchCount coins. Activities 2-5 are each followed by a game such as Money Tic Tac Dough and Coin Concentration. Program includes tutorial and progress chart.
Motivating Final Activity
As students progress through the activities, they hear the sound of coins clicking as they earn money for answering correctly. This earned money is used in the TouchMoney Market, where students can shop at one of two stores and buy items.
Can be accessed for a review of a step if a student needs clarification. Specific examples are provided in the tutorial to guide the learner and further explain the step.
Teachers can access an individual progress chart to see student scores. The last two scores for an activity are shown on the progress chart.
Mac OS 9.2/OS X (PowerPC)/OS X (Intel)
Reading Level: Nonreaders+
Interest Level: 1-12