Title: Animated Arithmetic
Playing Time: player choose
Date: April 27,1998
Cost: $ 19.00 http://www.eden.com/~flixprod/
Number of Players: 1
Special Equipment/Facilities Needed: none
Subject Area: S (Math)
Objectives: Teaches addition, subtraction,
multiplication, division for grades 1-4.
Brief Description: Allows students to
practice Arithmetic problems of various degrees, gives help when needed,
teaches metal math.
Entry Capabilities Required: Window 3.1,
16MB of RAM, Pentium 90
Relevance to objectives: 5 - It
allows you to vary the operation and level of math problem.
Strong Points: This
allows the student to change level of problems, also give help and not
the answer when the students is wrong.
Provides practice of relevant skills:
5 - You can vary the level of difficulty an operation, provides help when
Likely to arouse/maintain interest: 5
- Student gets rewarded for every 10 problems with the option to do a maze
or a puzzle.
Likely to be comprehended clearly: 4
- I sometimes needed help but it was available with the game.
Technical quality (durable, attractive):
5 - The graphics are bright and the animations are attention getting, sound
Game: Winning dependent on player actions (rather
than chance): 5 -The problems are not timed
and help is provided for correcting wrong answers.
Simulation: Validity of game model (realistic,
accurate depiction):5 - Great quality - the
pictures and problems are realistic.
Evidence of effectiveness (e.g. field-test
5 - This has won several awards and was the top pick of Softseek.
Clear directions for play: 4 - If
the students can't figure out how to access the directions they may need
a little help form the teacher.
Effectiveness of debriefing:
3 - I didn't see any way of keeping track of scores but that maybe
included in the complete software.
Once you put in an answer there is no way to change it even if you realize
it is wrong before you enter it.
Reviewer: Laura M. LaBarge
Position: grad. student
Computer System Reviewed on: Compaq Presario
5030, 32 MB of RAM