Anyway, I know that Mastering Math Facts is an excellent program, but I also know that the book could use the magic touch of a professional editor! The publishing team at Brigantine Media did an outstanding job with Power Reading Workshop and Graphic Organizers for Reading, so I'm excited to be working with them on this project. We plan to have Mastering Math Facts available in print form by October at the latest. As a side note, the book is still available in digital form for a discounted price, and anyone who purchases the current version will get a free upgrade to the professionally-edited one in the fall. Visit Teaching Resources to download a preview and learn more.
All of my print books from Brigantine Media are stamped with the words, "Field Tested ~ Teacher Approved," and I don't take those words lightly! Thousands of teachers have been using Mastering Math Facts over the last three years, and I would love their feedback as I begin the revision process. If you have been using this program with your students, I invite you to fill out the Mastering Math Facts Feedback Google Doc form I created to compile feedback. Also, I'm seeking a few volunteers who would be willing to give me ongoing feedback through the revision process. The last question on the form asks if you are interested in participating in a discussion group for that purpose. Please answer "Yes" if interested, and within the next few days I'll review the results of the feedback form and select individuals who seem to be a good fit for this project. I will be limiting participation in the group to those who have been using the materials with their students because they are the ones most likely to know what needs to be revised, added, or eliminated.
Do you have a system for ensuring that your students learn their times tables? What strategies have worked for you? What websites and other resources have you found to be helpful?