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    Fastball Fractions - France & Associates
    A fraction game with a baseball theme. (Mac-only). Sounds, animations, and plays add to the enjoyment of the game while the users are working fraction problems. Sound output can be controlled or turned off from within the program for use in a classroom setting. more>>
    Rivendell Educational Archive - Leigh Denault
    An educational archive of materials in botany, history, math, science, drama, literature, philosophy, and art. Math resources include mathematician biographies, a fractal image gallery, and a bibliography. more>>
    Math Market - Diane Bundy
    Math drills designed to be fun. A Mac freeware program that allows students to test their counting (number sequences), addition, subtraction, and multiplication. Each correct answer pays $5 to spend at the Market. While answering questions, students watch the piggy bank grow and grow - you can even burst the piggy bank! Then off the the market, where you can buy an assortment of items from diamonds to fishing poles. A summary sheet shows how many problems were done and all the items purchased. more>>
    The Math Tutor - D. L. Raun
    Software to download or use online: a K-12 computer math tutorial offering games, assignments, progress tests, and challenge problems. Includes an evaluation of student math skills, an automatic assignment of problems to overcome weaknesses, and an automatic grading system. more>>
    MathKeys - Houghton Mifflin Company and MECC
    A K-6 Mac and Windows software series for Kindergarten. Supports any K-6 math program, combining graphic representations of manipulatives with mathematical symbols and writing tools to provide students with the power to explore mathematical concepts in a variety of ways, to develop clear understanding, and to communicate that understanding with others. Designed to support the NCTM goals for increased mathematical literacy, which suggest that computers serve "as tools to assist students with the exploration and discovery of concepts and with the transition from concrete experience to abstract mathematical ideas." more>>
    Measurement in Motion - Learning In Motion
    Most measurement-based learning activities pretend that the world stands still. It doesn't. Measurement in Motion helps students measure and analyze anything that can be pictured or filmed. With easy-to-use measurement tools, learners create points, lines, angles, areas, and numeric data on each changing frame of the movie. Students can display information in numeric tables, line graphs, bar charts, histograms, or scatter plots. Download a demo version. more>>
    Shapari - Spelunk Computing
    Windows 95/98/NT software that emphasizes abstract thinking, creativity, and open-ended exploration for ages 4 and up. Designed to allow children to produce intriguing abstract and fractal patterns from simple shapes and operations, the program offers 5 levels of difficulty, allowing children to challenge their visualization abilities by matching computer generated patterns. Shapari's aim is to combine the qualities of yesterday's classic toys with today's technology. more>>
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