What Is the FASTT Math Program?


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FASTT Math, which stands for Fluency and Automaticity through Systematic Teaching with Technology, is a program students use on a computer or tablet to support math fact fluency skills. The program, primarily used in elementary schools, provides students with individualized math lessons and games.

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Students independently practice addition, subtraction, multiplication and division with the FASTT Math program, as well as other more advanced skills designated by the Common Core State Standards. It is most effective for students when used 10 minutes a day, three to five times a week. The program was developed by Dr. Ted Hasselbring, co-director of the Learning Technology Center at Vanderbilt University, and software-based and Web-based versions of the program are sold by Scholastic.

FASTT Math allows educators to assess and track student math fact fluency. Educators can then tailor classroom instruction to meet student needs. The program contains virtual rewards and math games to motivate students.

The FASTT Math Next Generation program has been available to students and educators since 2012. As of 2015, the FASTT Math Next Generation features more games than the original FASTT Math program, as well as a different design. Next Generation also offers students the chance to practice with FASTT Math at home or anywhere they have an Internet connection.

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