TouchMath: An Intervention That Works

Debbie Mays

This study demonstrates the improvement in second-grade students' math computational skills with single-digit addition using TouchMath. Researchers advocate that students with learning disabilities, particularly in math, require engagement in learning with application, plenty of feedback, and teaching that correlates with personal learning style. TouchMath provides these strategies with engagement, feedback, and multisensory methods. The study shows:

  • Use of the TouchMath strategy increases computation skills and additionally promotes a computation strategy that students use independently.
  • Seventeen of 34 students met the goal of 100% improvement on computation tasks.
  • Decreasing errors as students learn the TouchMath strategy and continued use of the program improves student motivation and test scores.
  • Knowledge of TouchPoints allows ease of use and faster timed scores.