Vol. 7, No. 2 • March/April 2000
Math Mysteries
by Sandy Scroggs

Presents a favorable review of Math Mysteries ($80), a program for fourth to sixth grade students from Tom Snyder Productions of Watertown, MA (800). Requires a Macintosh Power PC, 132MHz processor, System 7.1, and 16MB RAM; or a Windows Pentium PC with sound card, 120MHz processor, Windows 95/98, and 32MB RAM; both systems require a 4X CD-ROM drive, QuickTime, and a monitor with a minimum of a 256-color display. Describes it as a two-volume series of software programs (Measurement, Whole Numbers) that incorporates NCTM Standards to reinforce basic skills for solving word problems. Says that both programs include a whole class CD that contains seven word-problem examples, and a mystery CD that includes 17 real-life problems for students to solve while working alone or in pairs. Rated four on a scale of one to five. Contains a screen display and a scorecard.
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