Title

Effects of Abstract Manipulatives on Students with Disabilities

Presenter Information

Emily BoatwrightFollow

Faculty Mentor(s)

Joshua Cuevas

Campus

Dahlonega

Proposal Type

Oral Presentation

Subject Area

Education

Location

Conference Room

Start Date

22-3-2019 9:00 AM

End Date

22-3-2019 10:00 AM

Description/Abstract

Currently, there is a need for effective strategies and tools to help students with disabilities progress in their understanding of early numeracy skills. Manipulatives are frequently used in early elementary classroom settings, and research implies that abstract manipulatives have greater success in comparison to concrete manipulatives. This study examined the effect of abstract manipulatives on a population of students with varying disabilities or in the rising tiers of Response to Intervention (RTI). Touch Math is an intervention that was created in 1975. It involves abstract manipulatives presented in the form of Touch Points. The effects of Touch Math were examined in the areas of two digit addition without regrouping, addition and subtraction fluency, and the attitude of students towards math. The GRASP fluency assessment, Attitudes Towards Math Survey, and an assessment provided by the Touch Math Intervention were used to assess the effectiveness of the study.

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Mar 22nd, 9:00 AM Mar 22nd, 10:00 AM

Effects of Abstract Manipulatives on Students with Disabilities

Conference Room

Currently, there is a need for effective strategies and tools to help students with disabilities progress in their understanding of early numeracy skills. Manipulatives are frequently used in early elementary classroom settings, and research implies that abstract manipulatives have greater success in comparison to concrete manipulatives. This study examined the effect of abstract manipulatives on a population of students with varying disabilities or in the rising tiers of Response to Intervention (RTI). Touch Math is an intervention that was created in 1975. It involves abstract manipulatives presented in the form of Touch Points. The effects of Touch Math were examined in the areas of two digit addition without regrouping, addition and subtraction fluency, and the attitude of students towards math. The GRASP fluency assessment, Attitudes Towards Math Survey, and an assessment provided by the Touch Math Intervention were used to assess the effectiveness of the study.