Date of Award
Master of Education (MEd)
Dennis Vander Plaats
Time constraints often force elementary mathematics teachers to teach only from the textbook and sacrifice conceptual, hands-on approaches to mathematics instruction. This study explores the potential time-saving benefits of using MadMinute computer software to teach elementary students basic mathematics facts. Data was collected by administering pretests and posttests to participating students, and through time logs kept by participating teachers. Results showed that teachers who used MadMinute software saved a mean of 20.4 minutes of instructional time per day, compared to teachers who used traditional methods of mathematics facts instruction. Students receiving traditional methods of instruction had higher levels of growth, although not enough to be of statistical significance.
Tinsley, Jeremy, "Using Teacher Instructional Time More Efficiently Through the Use of MadMinute Software: A Tool for Teaching Elementary Children Basic Mathematics Facts" (2005). Master of Education Program Theses. 74.