Animated Arithmetic teaches addition, subtraction, multiplication and division for children from 1st through 4th grades.
The program provides exercises in addition and subtraction with and without regrouping. Problems can involve up to 9 digits. More than just a drill program, progressive help is given as needed to instruct the child to solve the problems.
The multiplication and division problems are based on the multiplication table from 1 to 10, it teaches "mental math" in a painless way. Progressive help is given as needed when the student is having difficulty with a particular problem (not just a Wrong! response from the computer). Multiplication practice can be a positive experience with the program's help.
Once ten problems are completed, the student gets to visit the game room. There are over 20 puzzles using 3D animation and sound (on the full version CD ROM). The child can choose 12, 24, or 48 pieces. Hints for solving the puzzles are available, or the child can have the computer solve the puzzle and enjoy the (mostly silly) animation.
There is also a maze game where the child can play mazes of varying complexity (which are rewarded with an animation when solved), or make and save their own mazes for their friends to try and solve. You can even choose to have the computer solve the maze - watching it find it's way out can be fascinating!
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