TouchMath and Addition Computational Fluency: The Effects of Mathematics Instruction Incorporating the TouchMath Program on Addition Computational Fluency in a Third-Grade Classroom
The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of mathematics instruction incorporating the TouchMath program on addition computational fluency in a third grade classroom. The intent was to determine if teaching students how to touch points on numerals which correspond with that number, improves their ability to add quickly and correctly. The study was conducted over eight weeks, 30 minutes a day, four days a week. Pretests, posttests, daily and weekly testing and timed tests were used to evaluate student progress. The results indicate:
In summation, the author recommends “mathematics instruction incorporating the TouchMath program be implemented in lower elementary classes because using the touchpoints on numerals bridges the gap between concrete experiences and abstract concepts”.