This program was developed by an elementary teacher of mathematics who saw the need for a better way to teach memorization of these all-important multiplication fact families. Teachers spend a great deal of time teaching the "How" and "Why" of multiples and multiplication. But once the fact that 3x8=24 is covered, students just need to KNOW it without having to figure it out. This is especially true once students reach middle school, and every Algebra teacher will tell you: "Students just need to KNOW their times tables." This program does just that in a very simple and basic way. But it is also built for the very busy teacher who is overloaded with curriculum and cannot devote a lot of time to memorization. Thirteen years of classroom experience, and trials with over 300 of my own students went into testing and perfecting this system so that it is not only effective, but cheap and easy to use. Once purchased, it will be the device you use each year to help your students commit these facts to memory, facts they will use throughout their school career. When you do the math on just how many of your students from year to year will benefit from using this system, the cost per pupil is extremely low. Good Luck!