Title: Be Fruitful and Multiply version 1.5.1
Overall Rating: B
Source: ftp://mirrors.aol.com/pub/info-mac/edu/yng/be-fruitful-and-multiply151.hqx
Playing Time: varies, user determines number of correct responses needed to win
Date: Feb 1996
Cost: $0 (donation requested by programmer...e-mail address - bobs@saintjoe.edu)
Number of Players: 1
Special Equipment/Facilities Needed: none
Subject Area: mathematics (multiplication facts)
Objectives: to drill multiplication facts and to illustrate multiplication arrays
Brief Description: After selecting the range of the multiplicand (1-9), the range of the multiplier (1-12), the maximum product (108), and the number of correct responses to win (up to 999); the game presents word problems requiring multiplication.  A multiplication array is presented with corresponding graphics.  For example, if the problem is "If 4 chickens each have 2 eggs, how many will there be?," the illustration will be an array of eggs two by four.  The player attempts to answer the problem.  If the player is unsuccessful after three attempts, the correct answer is given.
Entry Capabilities Required: basic multiplication facts, understanding of arrays

Rating: (1-5)

Strong Points: + The visual representation of the multiplication problem as an array does reinforce the idea of multiplication as repeated addition
+ The teacher can set the limits of the product, multiplicand, multiplier, and winning threshold to modify the game for individual student abilities.
Weak Points:    - The game offers little of the move and shoot or highly advanced graphics that most students demand.
- Following the first incorrect response, the game says "Not right. Try harder."  This implies that the incorrect response is the result of insufficient effort, which may or may not be true.  For students trying their hardest, this is a discouraging remark.
Reviewer: Douglas Saber
Position: student GRED 518 Summer Session I 1999
Date: June 7, 1999
Computer System Reviewed on: Macintosh Power G3, 233, 64mb ram.