Each numeral from 1 through 9 has TouchPoints corresponding to the digit's value.
Numerals 1 through 5 have single TouchPoints
Numerals 6 through 9 have double TouchPoints
As students count the TouchPoints, they associate numerals with real values. They learn that a numeral (3, for instance) is not just a squiggle on a page. It represents a quantity such as three apples, three ladybugs, three buttons or three TouchPoints.