Macintosh Elementary Math Software
Date: 01/14/97 at 08:05:47 From: Anonymous Subject: Software for Mac Computer - Multiplication 3rd Grade Dear Dr. Math, I have a daughter in the 3rd grade who is having a real problem memorizing her multiplication tables. Are there any good Macintosh software packages out there for elementary school math that would help her learn multiplication? She will know something one minute and then five minutes later she will forget the answer. It is very frustrating. Help! Thank you for any help you can give us.
Date: 01/14/97 at 13:29:29 From: Doctor Steve. Subject: Re: Software for Mac Computer - Multiplication 3rd Grade Hello, The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools have published their mathematics manipulative and software correlation for grades K-6 showing which software packages teach which concepts: http://www.cms.k12.nc.us/Departments/Math/element.html There's a Web site that offers two pages of reviews of math software for young students: http://www.superkids.com/aweb/pages/reviews/math1/sw_sum1.shtml http://www.superkids.com/aweb/pages/reviews/math2/sw_sum1.shtml My son has played with and enjoyed the MathBlaster titles and you can read about them at the publisher's site: http://www.davd.com/fun/mega.html He has also liked many of the Learning Company products and you can read about them at the publisher's Web site: http://products.learningco.com/ There's a review of Treasure Galaxy here: http://tcp.ca/Dec94/MathAdventure.html We, at the Math Forum, host a page pointing to math software reviews: http://mathforum.org/mathed/math.software.reviews.html You can get a reasonable selection of products to investigate by using our Internet Mathematics Library Searcher, selecting "Elementary" as the level and "Software" as the type of resource (for a more focused search, enter a keyword): http://mathforum.org/library/#search Two other internet software sites to check out are Math Archives- Software and the K-12 Math Lessons and Software Database: http://archives.math.utk.edu/software.html http://www.mste.uiuc.edu/mathed/queryform.html There's a site, about which we know very little, that is advertising education software discounts as well as selling some of the titles mentioned above: http://www.softwareoutlet.com/educat.htm MathTutor5 is being advertised on the Internet, but we can't vouch for it: http://www.infomath.com/noframes/tables.html Here's a multiplication table lesson plan by V.Halsted, Lincoln Elementary, Woodburn, Oregon: http://yn.la.ca.us/cec/cecmath/cecmath.02.txt BasicMulti is a flash card program: http://eveyrenner.com/math.html Here's another very extensive education software listing from Computer Digest: http://www.gy.com/computer/ed.htm -Doctor Steve, The Math Forum Check out our web site! http://mathforum.org/dr.math/
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