Touch. Math: Why It's Great & How You Should Use It. Are you familiar with Touch. Math? Known as The Alphabet of Mathematics – this visually based approach to math can be perfect for our learners. It embeds prompting and utilizes the numbers as manipulative themselves!
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If you have students that are struggling to understand math concepts or if you are having a hard time fading away the use of counting prompts – be sure to check out Touch. Math! Why Touch. Math is Great for Student with Autism: Our kids tend to like things that follow a pattern or routine. Touch. Math has a set of rules we follow when completing problems. This works perfectly with some of our learners! Those magic little dots are your students’ very own visual cue. No more counting blocks or using your fingers – the manipulative is built right into the number.
The dots provide a concrete representation of each number which is essential for our students! There is not much left to infer or analyze with this system. It’s straightforward which aligns well with the concrete brains of some of our students!
When using Touch. Math, be sure to: Have a plan for fading those dots.
While I absolutely love Touch. Math, I have a major warning label to throw over that endorsement. Be sure to have a plan for fading the dots. We do not want learners that rely on those touch points for the rest of their lives. We want students to utilize math in a functional way and that means across environments and settings. You better believe that no grocery store will have touchpoints on their price tags. So be sure to plan how you will fade those dots away.
Generalize, generalize, generalize! Again, we want these math skills to be functional. That means not reliant on a certain prompt or type of worksheet. Start the generalization process right away!
Still work on the fluency/memorization piece! You don’t need to only adhere to one approach while teaching math. I am always an advocate of giving our students a ‘bigger bag of tricks’ so they can be ready for anything. While you are working on Touch. Math – continue to use fluency instruction to work on memorizing those important simple math facts. Latest posts by Sasha Long (see all).
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Phone 5 vs. i. Pod touch 5. GThe i. Pod touch is a strange bird. The first edition was released just a few months after the i. Phone in 2. 00. 7 as the i. Pod line's lone multitouch device. Through the years, though, it's become known more as a Nintendo DS rival than an MP3 player.
Though kids' gaming may be the i. Pod touch's claim to fame, the device is almost on par with the i. Phone. That point may be more valid today than ever, as the i. Pod touch has received a long- awaited update - probably its biggest yet. How does the new 5th generation i.
Pod touch compare to its big brother, the i. Phone 5? Let's take a look…Dimensions. Apart from the i. Pod touch's incredible thinness, these measurements look similar. When looking at dimensions, you could argue that the i. Pod touch is the winner. The i. Phone 5 is ridiculously thin for a high- powered smartphone, but the 5th gen.
Pod touch makes it look chunky. It may be the thinnest mobile device you've ever seen. Both devices have the new longer style, to accommodate the matching 1. The i. Pod touch is a hair shorter than the i.
Phone, with identical width. Weight. The i. Phone 5 is light, but the 5.
G i. Pod touch is much lighter. Much like its thinness, the weight of the i. Pod touch is mind- boggling.
The i. Phone 5's lightness is one of its hallmarks, but the i. Pod touch's lack of heft blows it away. Apple may as well have branded it as the i.
Pod Air. Display. The i. Pod touch gets an equal display this time around. The 5th generation i. Pod touch gets the exact same display as the i. Phone 5. Though the 4th gen. Retina) resolution as the i. Phone 4/4. S, it was a cheaper display.
This year, the two devices are equals. Judging by these first few categories, you'd think the i.
Pod touch was the superior device, but things are about to change …Processor. Romance Stories For Adults Read Online. No A6 for the i. Pod touch.
The i. Phone 5's A6 chip is a market- leader, which has broken multiple benchmark records. But the i. Pod touch has no such luck.
It's still stuck in the land of A5, the chip found in the i. Pad 2 and i. Phone 4. S. By 2. 01. 2 standards, it still delivers impressive performance, but it's no A6. RAMWith less RAM and a weaker processor, the i. Pod touch won't perform like the i. Phone 5 does. The i. Pod touch also got the short end of the RAM stick.
The i. Phone 5 jumped to 1 GB, but the touch's 5. MB (again) matches the amount in the i. Phone 4. S. Storage. There is no 1. 6GB option for the i. Pod touch. The only difference here is that the i. Phone 5 is available in a 1. GB model (for US$2.
Pod touch's base storage option is 3. GB ($3. 00). Wireless. Despite rumors we heard last year, the i. Pod touch still doesn't come with mobile data. Wireless is the biggest differentiator between the two devices. Namely, the i. Phone is a phone, and the i.
Pod touch isn't. You'll be limited to Wi- Fi networks with the touch, so no mobile browsing unless it's tethered to a portable hotspot. The i. Pod touch also lacks GPS. Though it can still utilize location- based services, they won't be nearly as accurate as they are in the i. Phone. Battery. These stats don't make much sense side- by- side, but we may see similar battery life. If you're wondering how to compare the above stats, you aren't alone.
Until the i. Pod touch ships and we get some real- world use, there will be no accurate way to compare the two devices. Though the i. Pod touch should have a smaller battery than the i. Phone 5 (a big part of its lightweight status), it isn't burdened with cellular data drain, so uptimes may even out. Cameras. The i. Phone 5 has a superior camera. If you want an excellent camera, your choice is easy.
The i. Phone 5 takes the great camera in the i. Phone 4. S and improves its low- light shooting. The i. Pod touch's camera, meanwhile, is probably closer to the shooters in the i.
Phone 4 and 3rd gen. Pad. Both cameras have front- facing (Face. Time) cameras, primarily for video chat. Intangibles. The i. Phone 5 delivers power, while the i.
Pod touch comes in bright colors (Mr. T: s_bukley / Shutterstock. Shutterstock)What in blazes is Mr. T doing here? As the i. Pod touch is often sold as a kid's gaming and media device, it's appropriate to tag the i. Phone 5 as the big boy's toy.
And who represents raw power better than Mr. T? To support its status as the introductory i. OS device for kids and teenagers around the world, Apple introduced a variety of colors to the 5th gen. Pod touch. The device is available in black & slate and white & silver, like the i. Phone 5. But it also adds yellow, blue/teal, and reddish- pink models (my descriptions, not Apple's).
Apple is also selling a (Product) Red model exclusively in its stores. Like with the i. Phone 5, the i. Pod touch sports the new Lightning connector, so you'll need to order a $3. It also ships with Apple's redesigned earbuds (Ear. Pods), but they are missing the volume rocker/voice control button. The i. Pod touch also features a wrist- strap, so little Johnny can fling Angry Birds without flinging his $3. Summing up. Though the i.
Dyspraxia in Adults Dyspraxia Foundation. Janet Taylor is our adult representative, and trustee. We also have a dedicated Adult Facebook Group. People who have dyspraxia often find the routine tasks of daily life such as driving, household chores, cooking and grooming difficult. They can also find coping at work is hard.
People with dyspraxia usually have a combination of problems, including: Gross motor co- ordination skills (large movements): Poor balance. Difficulty in riding a bicycle, going up and down hills. Poor posture and fatigue. Difficulty in standing for a long time as a result of weak muscle tone.
Floppy, unstable round the joints. Some people with dyspraxia may have flat feet. Poor integration of the two sides of the body. Difficulty with some sports involving jumping and cycling. Poor hand- eye co- ordination. Difficulty with team sports especially those which involve catching a ball and batting.
Difficulties with driving a car. Lack of rhythm when dancing, doing aerobics. Clumsy gait and movement. Difficulty changing direction, stopping and starting actions. Exaggerated 'accessory movements' such as flapping arms when running. Tendency to fall, trip, bump into things and people. Fine motor co- ordination skills (small movements): Lack of manual dexterity.
Poor at two- handed tasks, causing problems with using cutlery, cleaning, cooking, ironing, craft work, playing musical instruments. Poor manipulative skills. Difficulty with typing, handwriting and drawing. May have a poor pen grip, press too hard when writing and have difficulty when writing along a line. Inadequate grasp.
Difficulty using tools and domestic implements, locks and keys. Difficulty with dressing and grooming activities, such as putting on makeup, shaving, doing hair, fastening clothes and tying shoelaces.
Poorly established hand dominance: May use either hand for different tasks at different times. Speech and language: May talk continuously and repeat themselves.
Some people with dyspraxia have difficulty with organising the content and sequence of their language. May have unclear speech and be unable to pronounce some words. Speech may have uncontrolled pitch, volume and rate. Eye movements: Tracking. Difficulty in following a moving object smoothly with eyes without moving head excessively. Tendency to lose the place while reading.
Poor relocating. Cannot look quickly and effectively from one object to another (for example, looking from a TV to a magazine)Perception (interpretation of the different senses): Poor visual perception. Over- sensitive to light.
Difficulty in distinguishing sounds from background noise. Tendency to be over- sensitive to noise. Over- or under- sensitive to touch. Can result in dislike of being touched and/or aversion to over- loose or tight clothing - tactile defensiveness.
Over- or under- sensitive to smell and taste, temperature and pain. Lack of awareness of body position in space and spatial relationships.
Can result in bumping into and tripping over things and people, dropping and spilling things. Little sense of time, speed, distance or weight. Leading to difficulties driving, cooking. Inadequate sense of direction. Difficulty distinguishing right from left means map reading skills are poor. Learning, thought and memory: Difficulty in planning and organising thought. Poor memory, especially short- term memory.
May forget and lose things. Unfocused and erratic. Can be messy and cluttered.
Poor sequencing causes problems with maths, reading and spelling and writing reports at work. Accuracy problems. Difficulty with copying sounds, writing, movements, proofreading. Difficulty in following instructions, especially more than one at a time. Difficulty with concentration. May be easily distracted. May do only one thing at a time properly, though may try to do many things at once.
Slow to finish a task. May daydream and wander about aimlessly. Emotion and behaviour: Difficulty in listening to people, especially in large groups. Can be tactless, interrupt frequently. Problems with team work. Difficulty in picking up non- verbal signals or in judging tone or pitch of voice in themselves and or others. Tendency to take things literally.
May listen but not understand. Slow to adapt to new or unpredictable situations. Study Habits Adults.
Sometimes avoids them altogether. Impulsive. Tendency to be easily frustrated, wanting immediate gratification. Tendency to be erratic ñ have 'good and bad days'Tendency to opt out of things that are too difficult.
Emotions as a result of difficulties experienced: Tend to get stressed, depressed and anxious easily. May have difficulty sleeping. Prone to low self- esteem, emotional outbursts, phobias, fears, obsessions, compulsions and addictive behaviour. Many of these characteristics are not unique to people with dyspraxia and not even the most severe case will have all the above characteristics. But adults with dyspraxia will tend to have more than their fair share of co- ordination and perceptual difficulties.