Mathematics Research and Efficacy

A growing body of independent, primary and secondary research continues to validate the fundamental principles of the TouchMath system and point to a common conclusion: TouchMath’s multisensory approach and sequential strategy improve student math comprehension and mastery.

TouchMath can be the game-changer

Available now for download, this whitepaper summarizes all of the independent research conducted regarding TouchMath, to date. Here you’ll find the complete case to be made for TouchMath in modern mainstream classrooms, with special education, for remediation and even as a core curriculum.

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TouchMath Supports Your Standards and Intervention Goals with:

Research-Based Best Practices

TouchMath follows research-based best practices. A 2008 study found that using the program increases computation skills through carefully included engagement, feedback and multisensory methods.

Concrete-Representational-Abstract Continuum

The TouchMath program employs manipulative materials, modeling, drawings, and pictures to help students achieve abstract mathematical thinking.

Current State Standards and Learning Trajectories

TouchMath is standards-based and aligned to current curriculum standards with a concentration on Focus, Coherence, Application, and Modeling within developmentally appropriate learning trajectories.

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Response to Intervention and Multiple Tiers
of Student Support

TouchMath products can be used with students on a variety of tiers, including levels 1, 2, and 3 of the IDEA RtI framework. All aimed at early intervention to prevent students from falling behind.

Standards of Mathematical Practice

TouchMath has embedded the Standards of Mathematical Practice into the program, which alleviates strain on working memory to keep students focused on the content task at hand.

Visualization in Mathematics

TouchMath is closely tied to visualization strategies in mathematics – the multisensory CRA approach makes critical math concepts appealing and accessible for all students.

Universal Design for Learning

TouchMath supports a wide range of learners: general education, special education (mainstreamed and resource room), intervention, remediation, ELL’s, and students performing above or below grade level.

TouchMath Supports Your Standards and Intervention Goals with:

Research-Based Best Practices

A 2008 study found that using the TouchMath program increases computation skills through carefully included engagement, feedback and multi-sensory methods.

Concrete-Representational-Abstract Continuum

The TouchMath program employs manipulative materials, drawings, pictures and images to achieve abstract mathematical thinking.

Current State Standards and Learning Trajectories

TouchMath is standards-based and aligned to current curriculum standards with a concentration on Focus, Coherence, Application, and Modeling within developmentally appropriate learning trajectories.

Standards of Mathematical Practice

TouchMath alleviates strain on working memory and to keep students focused on the content task at hand.

Visualization in Mathematics

TouchMath helps educators with visualization in the math classroom, supported by all current state curriculum standards, Mathematical Progressions, Universal Design for Learning, C-R-A Continuum, and neuroscience research.

Universal Design for Learning

TouchMath supports a wide range of learners: general education, special education (mainstreamed and resource room), intervention, remediation, English Language Learners (ELL’s), and students performing above or below grade level.

Research Highlights:

TouchMath Intervention vs. Traditional Intervention:
Is There a Difference?

The data indicates that TouchMath is a more effective method for teaching students with mild learning disabilities.

A Foundational Research Base for the TouchMath Program

Presents the ways that TouchMath fosters transition to more advanced skills and to traditional curriculum.

Effects of the TouchMath Program Compared to a Number Line Strategy

Results indicated that the TouchMath strategy was more effective and efficient for single-digit addition problems.

Additional material you may be interested in:

  • TouchMath:
    Is it an Effective, Developmentally Appropriate Intervention for Preschoolers?

    ValindaJo Barkley, M.Ed in Early Childhood Education
    Dr. Maureen Gerard, Ph.D

  • TouchMath and Students with Learning Disabilities:
    The Effectiveness of Using TouchMath Addition Techniques with Students with Learning Disabilities

    Sharon H. Bergman Concordia University, Portland

  • TouchMath and Addition Computational Fluency:

     The Effects of Mathematics Instruction Incorporating the TouchMath Program on Addition Computational Fluency in a Third-Grade Classroom

    Chelsea Ullrich, M.A.T. University of Arkansas

TouchMath is a multisensory math program that makes critical math concepts appealing and accessible for students who struggle to understand grade-level content. TouchMath is committed to maximizing student potential through its worldwide delivery of hands-on math programs, cultivating success with individuals of all abilities and learning styles.

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