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EFFECTS OF A MULTI-SENSORY APPROACH ON GRADE 1 MATHEMATICS ACHIEVEMENT. A Research Study by Joanne M. Bedard. Problem. Math is an abstract concept for young children. What can we do to help them understand it according to their own learning preference style?. Recent literature states:

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Effects of a multi sensory approach on grade 1 mathematics achievement

EFFECTS OF A MULTI-SENSORY APPROACH ON GRADE 1 MATHEMATICS ACHIEVEMENT

A Research Study

by

Joanne M. Bedard


Problem
Problem ACHIEVEMENT

Math is an abstract concept for young children. What can we do to help them understand it according to their own learning preference style?


Recent literature states: ACHIEVEMENT

  • Using representation leads to organized thinking

  • Students who use manipulatives increase their performance and attitude in mathematics

  • Knowledge is constructed from the student’s actions on the manipulatives, not the manipulatives themselves

  • Teachers need to include at least three (3) basic learning modalities (auditory, visual, and tactile) in each teaching presentation to meet the needs of most students


Hypothesis

Hypothesis ACHIEVEMENT

First grade students taught addition through a multi-sensory approach will show higher mathematical achievement than those who are not taught through a multi-sensory approach.


Pretest posttest design
Pretest-Posttest Design ACHIEVEMENT

  • Control group consisted of 52 subjects (n=52) taught addition using a traditional approach for one week.

  • Treatment group consisted of 58 subjects

    (n=58) taught addition using the TouchMath approach for one week.


3 ACHIEVEMENT

+ 1

9

+ 1

3

+ 2

5

+ 1

4

+ 4

5

+ 3

6

+ 3

2

+ 1

3

+ 7

1

+ 3

2

+ 2

3

+ 5

1

+ 9

2

+ 8

1

+ 1

4

+ 0

1

+ 6

4

+ 1

1

+ 2

8

+ 2

4

+ 5

6

+ 4

3

+ 3

4

+ 3

1

+ 4

5

+ 5

2

+ 5

1

+ 5

2

+ 6

4

+ 2

2

+ 3

3

+ 4

2

+ 4

0

+ 2

4

+ 6

7

+ 3

1

+ 8

7

+ 2

8

+ 1

0

+ 7

3

+ 6

6

+ 2

1

+ 7

5

+ 4

0

+ 5

6

+ 1

5

+ 2

2

+ 7

7

+ 1

Pretest



Classroom ACHIEVEMENT

Touchpoint

Poster


Addition statement
Addition Statement ACHIEVEMENT

7+ 3 10

I touch the largest number,

say its name,

and continue counting.


7 ACHIEVEMENT

+ 3

4

+ 2

6

+ 3

5

+ 5

3

+ 5

4

+ 3

1

+ 1

1

+ 8

3

+ 1

2

+ 3

2

+ 1

2

+ 5

1

+ 9

1

+ 4

4

+ 0

7

+ 2

9

+ 1

3

+ 4

3

+ 7

1

+ 5

2

+ 8

1

+ 7

1

+ 6

8

+ 1

3

+ 2

2

+ 4

1

+ 3

2

+ 6

4

+ 5

5

+ 4

4

+ 1

0

+ 7

5

+ 1

0

+ 2

2

+ 2

5

+ 2

6

+ 4

0

+ 5

1

+ 2

3

+ 6

4

+ 4

4

+ 6

7

+ 1

2

+ 7

3

+ 3

6

+ 1

8

+ 2

6

+ 2

5

+ 3

Posttest


Control group mean comparison
Control Group Mean Comparison ACHIEVEMENT

+8.8

+3.0

+5.9


Treatment group mean comparison
Treatment Group Mean Comparison ACHIEVEMENT

+12.5

+10.0

+9.9


Mean Score Comparisons ACHIEVEMENT

40.5

43.2

34.5

32.6

Control Pretest

Control Posttest

Treatment Pretest

Treatment Posttest


Control ACHIEVEMENT

Treatment

Difference between the means

5.92

10.63

Difference Between the Means


Groups ACHIEVEMENT

t-test statistic

Level of significance

Control

0.0721

No significant difference

Treatment

0.0084

Significant difference

t-Test Comparisons


Hypothesis – Proven ACHIEVEMENT

First grade students taught addition through a multi-sensory approach showed higher mathematical achievement than those who were not taught through a multi-sensory approach.


For more information ACHIEVEMENT

about TouchMath

www.touchmath.com

It really works!


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