Visit the FASTT MathTM; website and view the 5-minute excerpt of Dr. Ted Hasselbring explaining how the FASTT MathTM System works. Then watch the Product Tour. Compare the philosophy of the program with the suggestions for helping children master basic facts from Chapter 11. Describe the similarities and differences.
Review the instructional page for "Click on Bricks: Multiplication Facts 1 to 4," and then work through some of the multiplication problems. How does this site help students understand multiplication? What are some ways you could incorporate multiplication fact strategies into students' work at this site? How might you extend the ideas from this site to work with larger numbers?