Magazine article MultiMedia Schools

Stickybear Math 1 Deluxe

Magazine article MultiMedia Schools

Stickybear Math 1 Deluxe

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Elementary School Software/Web Sites

REPORT CARD

Overall Rating ****

Installation

A

Content/Features

A

Ease of Use

A

Product Support

B

Maximum rating: 5 stars

Company: Optimum Resources, Inc., 18 Hunter Road, Hilton Head, South Carolina 29926; Phone: 843/689-8000; Fax: 843/689-8008; E-mail: stickyb@ Stickybear.com; Web site: http://www. Stickybear.com/.

Price: $60-home version, single copy. $100-school version (2 CDs with lesson plans). $270-lab pack of 6 CDs and lesson plans. $700-site license (30 CDs with lesson plans).

Audience: Kindergarten to the 4th grade.

Format: Hybrid Mac/Win CD-ROM: text, graphics, sound, animation.

System Requirements: For Windows: 486SX/125 MHz, SVGA, 16 MB RAM, 4x CD-ROM drive, Windows 95/98. For Macintosh: PowerPC or higher, 16 MB RAM, System 7.6.1,256 colors, 4x CD-ROM drive.

Description: Stickybear Math 1 Deluxe is designed to help students in kindergarten through the 4th grade learn and practice math skills. The program allows students to go from simple problems with animated manipulatives to more complex problems. The starting level of each student can be determined by the teacher and saved in the program. A folder on the hard drive keeps the number of problems each student attempts and answers correctly. When students return to the program, they begin where they left off and the additional scores are added to the progress report.

Reviewer Comments: Installation: Stickybear Math 1 Deluxe is easy to install. Just place the CD-ROM in the CD drive and click on the icon that appears on the screen. You are prompted to follow the loading instructions. To run the program, you must have the CD-ROM in the computer. To open the program, you will go to the program saved on your hard drive. The folder name on the hard drive is "Math 1 Deluxe."Installation Rating: A

Content/Features: Stickybear Math 1 Deluxe presents practice for Math skills at eight levels. The school versions come with a notebook of 10 lesson plans, a scope and sequence chart of skills, and black-line masters to reinforce lessons.

The program's opening screen prompts students to enter their name, after which the program opens to the level of work set by the teacher or to the last place the student worked. Students new to the program will begin at the first level.

By clicking on the Stickybear emblem, the teacher opens a menu of tools with features that can be set individually for each student. Here, student names can be added or deleted and the teacher can check on any child's progress. …

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