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This superior math program from Knowledge Adventure does an outstanding job of providing the young user with basic math facts. Not only does it include 11 skill-building activities, but it also offers eight learning songs, concrete lesson examples via pop-up flashcards, and clickables that not only amuse, but teach as well.
The program begins as Hopsalot Bunny welcomes the user to his kindergarten classroom. Just then, an invitation to a special surprise party arrives, accompanied by a mysterious bean. With the user’s help, Hopsalot pots the magical bean, which immediately begins to grow, transporting the schoolhouse to CloudTown. Here, a party is being planned for the affable giant, Guthry. The party can't take place, however, until the preparations are completed and 100 candles, rewards for successful completion of math-related activities, are earned by the user. And so, the child is left to explore Cloudtown and experience the many math activities that await.
Candles are not hastily awarded. Numerous trials are required to complete an activity and earn a candle for Guthry’s cake, so the program offers plenty of opportunity for exposure and practice. A Progress Report keeps track of the number of trials attempted for each activity, and the number correctly completed. Also included with the program is an Activity Book that can be printed for use away from the computer.
Parents liked the program as well. “I was pleased with the extensive math exposure offered by the program.” commented one parent.
PC: Windows 98/95, 486DX2/66 or faster cpu, 15 MB hard drive space, 16 MB RAM, SVGA 256-color graphics adapter, Quad-speed or faster CD-ROM, MPC-compatible sound card.return to top of page
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