Title: Algebra- One on One
Overall Rating: A+
Source: Sheppard Software http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/algebra1.htm (click on CNet Download)
Playing Time: 3-10 minutes. It could take longer depending on the students mathematical skills
Software Release Date: 1998
Cost: If you purchase by Credit Cart Via Web Download it's $14.99. ( http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/algebra1.htm )  If you purchase by check with Postal Delivery it's $19.99.
Operating System: Windows 98 (PC)
Number of Players: 1 or 2
Special Equipment/Facilities Needed: Win 95, 486 or better computer, VGA, mouse, sound card (optional), hard drive
Subject Area: Math for grades 8-12
Objectives: To build the students math skills in an interactive, entertaining way
Brief Description:  It is an educational game that covers 21 functions which includes maximums, minimums, absolute values, averages, x/y, axy + b, ax = by = c, squares, cubes, and so on. You can practice each game by choosing a function, practice game, and the function you want to practice. You can choose the way you want to play also. You can choose from a ten problem game, a time trial game, or a two player game. At the end of the game you are given you score, your highest score thus far, and your rank. It ranks the student from novice to einstein.
Entry Capabilities Required: Should know 7th grade math

Rating: (1-5)

Strong Points: I liked that you got to choose your level instead of starting at the beginning, that you got to choose the way you played, and what type of game you were to play. It gives the student options. Students like options. Later the student could come back and play a different style of game than they had played earlier. I also liked that it gave your score and your highest score that you had thus far. It encourages the student to do better.
Weak Points: I really did not find any weak points with this software. The only thing that bothered me was it was hard to select something. You had to have the mouse in a certain spot on the object you wanted to select.
Reviewer: Michelle MacDuffie
Position: Student in Educ.410
Date Reviewed: 2/19/00
Computer System Reviewed on: Gateway (PC), Pentium III, 64mb ram.