Title: Mastering Math
Playing Time:Each module could take between
a minute to twenty minutes depending on mathematical skills.
Cost: $ 195.00 http:/
Number of Players:Mainly one player but
it could also be used with groups.
Special Equipment/Facilities Needed: Macintosh
with HFS-standard CD-ROM drive and appropriate driver software. (Do
not attempt to copy these programs from the CD-ROM onto your hard drive.)
Subject Area: Mathematics
Objectives: To improve mathematical skills
and to increase the students mathematical rate and precision.
Brief Description: The student can choose
the area they need extra practice and improve their mathematical knowledge.
Entry Capabilities Required: Grade 5
Relevance to objectives: 5 ( The objectives
are clearly relevant. The students learn a great deal about mathematics
and they also increase thier speed.)
The program is easily entered and the grade
Provides practice of relevant skills:
5 (There are many different activities to enhance mathematical skills such
word prblems in different areas.)
Likely to arouse/maintain interest: 3
(There are not forms of games but it helps the student to undrestand what
is happening and it allows the student to see the mistakes they have made.)
Likely to be comprehended clearly: 5 (It
is set at a level for any student above third grade.)
sixth grade level and it is easy to use. Any sixth grader should be
to access the program with ease.)
Technical quality (durable, attractive):
3 (There is not much to look at but it is durable. The student would feel
like they are looking at a textbook with homework
assignments on it.)
Game: Winning dependent on player actions (rather
than chance):5 (The student must think
and enter the answer according to their reasoning.)
Simulation: Validity of game model (realistic,
accurate depiction): 5 (Students would feel
like they were in the classroom setting.)
Evidence of effectiveness (e.g. field-test
5 (After using the program I can see how it helped me remember the smaller
points of mathematics that have been pushed to the back of my head and
I found it a good review.)
Clear directions for play: The directions
were easily understood and it is easily read by a young student.
Effectiveness of debriefing:
5(The student can find their speed and accuracy at the end of
level is clearly stated. The student should have no problem using the
program because they
would not have to download the program.
There should be a larger variety
of problems to work with. Most of the problems are word problems.
Reviewer: Christina Cook
Computer System Reviewed on: Macintosh
PowerPC 6500/250, 32mb ram.