Innovative Learning Concepts, Inc., creators of the widely used TouchMath mathematics curriculum, announced today that their new TouchMath Adventures: Jungle Addition 1 interactive educational math app for Apple iPad tablets is already having a positive effect on children learning basic math concepts as students head back-to-school.
For nearly 40 years the multisensory TouchMath curriculum has been used in classrooms around the world to help students who struggle with basic math concepts, including learners with special needs. The new TouchMath Adventures app includes all the same elements that made the original curriculum so successful, such as the signature trademarked TouchPoints, helpful visual cues, and a distinctive one-step-at-a-time instruction that moves from concrete to pictorial to abstract concepts.
“The TouchMath Adventures app is educationally sound, easy-to-use, and engaging,” said Carol Marcotte, a veteran public school educator, principal and adjunct professor in elementary curriculum and learning theory for 28 years. She has also worked extensively with publishers to develop curriculum and currently serves as an educational consultant in math and curriculum creation. “This app provides solid computation and problem solving. The students I tutor love it!”
A survey of reviews posted on the Apple iTunes App Store reveals stories of children who are finding success with learning math by using the TouchMath Adventures app where other instructional approaches have failed.
“I found the Touch Math app and couldn’t believe what a difference it made for her almost immediately… what a difference it made to my grand daughter’s self esteem!”
“In less than a week she mastered addition using the app… I think we may cure two years of tears this summer.”
“It’s only been a couple weeks since he started and he blazed through addition like a champ. This app made a difference where his teacher and I could not.”
The TouchMath Adventures: Jungle Addition 1 app provides skill practice in seven key areas including counting, number sequencing, comparing number values, and four varieties of beginning addition. To keep young learners engaged, the app’s Adventure Mode encourages students to solve an ancient jungle mystery by completing a series of math challenges and games, such as rafting down whitewater river rapids, escaping a cave in, navigating an underground lava tunnel, and crossing a rickety wooden footbridge. The app automatically saves learner progress so they can pick up where they left off, and adults can customize the difficulty level of individual chapters to meet the unique learning needs of each child.
“Our goal is to help banish math anxiety in young learners, whether from fear, lack of comprehension, or a learning disability,” said Innovative Learning Concepts Founder and CEO Janet Bullock. “We believe the TouchMath Adventures app provides teachers, homeschoolers, tutors, and parents with a powerful tool in that fight.”
TouchMath Adventures: Jungle Addition 1 is available for $9.99 from the Apple iTunes App Store for iPad and coming soon to the Google Play Store for compatible Android tablets. An optional TouchMath App Dashboard is available for purchase by teachers so they can manage up to 40 student accounts, track progress and customize app settings for individual learners – all from a web browser without having to laboriously configure each tablet.
About TouchMath and Innovative Learning Concepts, Inc.
TouchMath is a multisensory math curriculum developed and distributed by Innovative Learning Concepts, Inc. that uses its signature TouchPoints to teach foundational math concepts and engage students of all abilities and learning styles. TouchMath has been proven to raise math test scores and has been used in classrooms around the world for nearly 40 years for Pre-K, Kindergarten, First, Second and Third Grades, Special Education and Intervention. Innovative Learning Concepts offers full curricula for Pre-K through Upper Grades along with a wide range of manipulatives, teaching aids, and software designed to help educators reach their benchmarks at the local, state, and federal levels.
More information on the app is available at http://www.touchmathadventures.com