Date of Submission
Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)
Robert A DiTomasso, PhD, ABPP, Chair, Department of Psychology
George McCloskey, PhD, Chair
Rosemary B Mennuti, EdD, NCSP
Vivian D Ford, PhD
Fluency skills are fundamental to the ability to complete relatively more complex problems using less mental energy. Most math curriculums do not stress the importance of automaticity of math facts. Variations in teaching styles and teaching modality seem to negate the true purpose for cementing and rapidly retrieving math facts. This study put to the test a program that was designed to increase students’ ability to retrieve multiplication facts fluently. The program exercised cognitive structures and enabled students to retrieve multiplication facts quickly. The results of a matched-pairs t-test indicated that after the students completed the course of the program, there was a statistically significant different in the students’ ability to retrieve multiplication facts accurately and speedily.
Williams, Linton D., "The Development and Tryout of a Program Designed to Increase Students' Multiplication Fact Fluency" (2015). PCOM Psychology Dissertations. 354.