Wednesday, September 21, 2005

MathAce 1r2 (Freeware)

MathAce is what we have been waiting for! Finally a free math program that let's you print the results! Here's the skinny: Kids can set their own options including the operation (+ - x รท), the maximum operand OR answer (how cool is that?!), and whether or not to allow negative numbers. They can also set the amount of time for the practice session.

The best part though, is that the students get to decide whether to calculate (2 + 3 = _ ) or solve ( _ + 4 = 6). This is something that I haven't seen before in a free math application.

Finally, from the author of the application, "MathAce keeps tracks of your successes and failures. The Last 10 scores can be exported to Memos." This is a nice little feature because you can then print the Memo (if you have printing cabability using something like PrintBoy). Below is a sample of the data that is exported to Memos.

1: Lynn Lary
Started: Sep 22, 2005 11:27 am
Stopped: Sep 22, 2005 11:29 am
Timed: No
Score: 32 of 36
Operations: +-*/
Mode: Calculate
Max: Operand, 10

One note: Students cannot continue on until a problem is correctly answered. Regardless of how many incorrect attempts are made on a single problem, it is only counted as one incorrect answer.



At 3:01 PM, Blogger annielaural said...

Lynn...send me your current phone number and the times when you are most available..and I will call..for undisclosed reasons I have about $10 worth of an international phone card that I must use up in the next week or so..I'd love to have a chat with you across the Pacific...

So send me your phone number to my email

love you heaps..Dottie


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