# Software Kids Zone

Software generally aimed towards younger audiences, ranging from education to entertainment.

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Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium
by Minnesota Educational Computing Corporation
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Arithmetic Critters is a collection of four programs designed to give kindergarten and first-grade children individual practice on early mathematics skills. Each program presents exercises that can be solved using counting skills. The exercises are presented in a way intended to reinforce the concepts behind the skills. In Animal Addition, students practice adding two groups of up to nine identical animals. In Fowl Play, students practice subtracting up to nine birds from a group of up to...
Topics: Educational, Basic Math
Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium
by Minnesota Educational Computing Corporation
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Circus Math is a drill and practice package that presents whole number addition problems. The programs are sequenced according to difficulty. Clown Maker - Drills on whole number addition with two digit addends. The problems do not involve regrouping. (20 problems) Clown Car - Drills on whole number addition with two digit addends. The problems may involve up to three addends and do not involve regrouping. (20 problems) High Wire - Drills on whole number addition with 2-4 digit addends. The...
Topics: Educational, Basic Math, Problem Solving
Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium
by Minnesota Educational Computing Corporation
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Clock Works has four programs for students learning to tell time. These programs provide practice with telling time and setting clocks. Clocks with hands (analog) and digital clocks are both used. Whats the Time? - What time is shown on the clock? Choose from the four times shown. (20 problems) Set the Clock - Can you get the hands of a clock to the right time? This program will give you a chance to practice. (10 problems) Digital Drill - Let's practice reading time. And while you are doing...
Topics: Educational, Early Learning
Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium
by Minnesota Educational Computing Corporation
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Conquering Whole Numbers is part of MECC's Conquering Math series. This package drills on advanced problems in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Remediation is provided for students having difficulties. The problems available are: ADDITION - two or more re-groupings; up to four addends. SUBTRACTION - two or more re-groupings; regroup across zero(es). MULTIPLICATION - multiple regroups possible; factors with up to 3 digits; factors with internal zeroes. DIVISION - one or two...
Topics: Educational, Basic Math
Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium
by Minnesota Educational Computing Corporation
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Counting Critters is a series of five programs that provide practice on beginning math concepts of numerals and counting. Match Magic - Students practice matching numerals between 1 and 20. When students answer correctly, the person illustrates the meaning of the numeral by showing that number of animals. Counting Safari - Students practice counting 1 to 12 safari anaimals that Charlie Chimp sees from his tree. Pet Store - Students put 1 to 12 identical puppies in Suzy Shopkeeper's pet store...
Topics: Educational, Basic Math, Early Learning
Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium
by Minnesota Educational Computing Corporation
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The programs in EZ Logo serve as a tool which students can use to explore the capabilities of the computer and Turtle graphics. EZ Logo 1 - This program includes 24 guided activities ordered according to difficulty. The activities include tracing the path out of mazes, drawing letters, words, patterns and simple objects, and creating original designs. Children can print, but not save, the pictures they create. EZ Logo 2 - This program is totally open-ended, allowing children to create original...
Topic: Educational
Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium
by Minnesota Educational Computing Corporation
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This unique nine-part primary diskette adds fun and magic to teaching pre-reading skills. Youngsters learn letter recognition and alphabetical ordering in CATERPILLAR and TRAIN. Initial consonant identification is covered in A IS FOR APPLE. PICTURES, WORDS, and SHAPES challenge the memory of young learners in fascinating games of concentration. Three arithmetic programs, SMILE, WUZZLE, and SPACESHIP, turn counting and addition into fun activities.
Topics: Educational, Basic Math, Early Learning
Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium
by Minnesota Educational Computing Corporation
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The following drills review the most fundamental elements of grammar -- the parts of speech. The parts of speech name words according to their function in the sentence. Each drill begins with a diagnostic quiz of three questions. With a perfect score on each quiz, the 7 drills can be completed in 21 sentences. You can master the drills with less than a perfect score. The computer will tell you how many sentences you use to achieve mastery.
Topics: Educational, Language Arts
Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium
by Minnesota Educational Computing Corporation
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This package presents five engaging games that require players to develop strategies and use their estimation skills in order to be successful. Range Finder - Help Esther Mation quickly locate the correct ranges for actual answers to problems. Tic-Tac-Toe - Play a friend or a computer opponent in Tic-Tac-Toe. Use rounding skills to be the first to get three in a row. Get In Line - Arrange numbers and expressions from smallest to largest as quickly as possible. Estimation Chompers - Quickly...
Topics: Educational, Basic Math
Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium
by Minnesota Educational Computing Corporation
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First-Letter Fun is a set of four programs that give practice in matching the initial sounds of words with the letters that make those sounds. With the exception of the letters Q and X, all the letters of the alphabet are presented for practice. In the case of words beginning with vowels, only the short vowel sounds are used.
Topics: Educational, Early Learning
Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium
by Minnesota Educational Computing Corporation
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Welcome to the world of Munchers, Troggles, and fractions. Your job is to help your Muncher eat the right fractions or expressions without getting caught by a Troggle! You may play four different games: 1. Fraction Types - Help the Munchers choose the right type of fractions to eat for lunch. 2. Equivalent Fractions - Help the Munchers eat all the fractions equivalent to a given fraction. 3. Comparing Fractions - Help the Munchers decide whether a fraction is less than or greater than one half....
Topics: Educational, Basic Math
Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium
by Minnesota Educational Computing Corporation
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The Friendly Computer is collection of five programs which teach children basic computer use. The Keyboard - The Keyboard program introduces children to the location of various keys and to the use of the shift key. Term Worm - Term Worm introduces children to the devices which make up a computer system and to commonly used keyboard keys. Zebug - Zebug provides children with practice in locating keys on the keyboard in a race against time. Picture - Picture allows children to draw a picture...
Topics: Educational, Basic Computer
Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium
by Minnesota Educational Computing Corporation
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Fun from A to Z consists of three programs that give students practice in distinguishing the letters of the alphabet, matching upper and lower-case letters, and learning the sequence of the alphabet. Birds - Gives practice in discriminating the letters of the alphabet and matching upper and lower-case letters. Dots - Helps students learn the sequence of letters by connecting dots in alphabetical order. Runners - Sharpens students' knowledge of the alphabet sequence by requiring them to select...
Topics: Educational, Early Learning
Apple II Library: Educational
by Lightning Software
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Typing instruction game that dares to be fun. Zap the enemy by typing correctly or the word zaps you. Eighteen progressive lessons graduated from home-letter recognition to 9-letter words, numbers and BASIC programming words. Create your own lesson for specific needs.
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Topics: Educational, Typing
Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium
by Minnesota Educational Computing Corporation
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Multiplication Puzzles is a drill and practice package that presents whole number multiplication problems, some of which involve regrouping. The programs are sequenced according to difficulty. Lights Out - Drills on whole number multiplication facts using primarily the factors 0-5. (25 problems) Paper, Rock, Scissors - Drills on whole number multiplication facts using the factors 0-9. (25 problems) Tic-Tac-Toe - Drills on whole number multiplication facts using the factors 0-9 and missing...
Topics: Educational, Basic Math
Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium
by Minnesota Educational Computing Corporation
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Space Subtraction is a drill and practice package that presents whole number subtraction problems which do not involve regrouping. The programs are sequenced according to difficulty. Cosmic Creature - Drills on whole number subtraction facts with single-digit numbers. (25 problems) Blast Off - Drills on whole number subtraction facts with a two-digit number minus a one-digit number. (25 problems) Zemoon Walk - Drills on whole number subtraction with one- or two-digit numbers and no regrouping....
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Topics: Educational, Basic Math
Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium
by Minnesota Educational Computing Corporation
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Odell Lake is a simulation game in which you take the role of a fish in Odell Lake, Oregon. You meet various forms of animal and plant life, including other types of fish. Each time you meet another animal or a plant, you must decide what to do. Your decisions determine whether or not you survive! There are two ways to play Odell Lake: - Go Exploring - Play for Points When you go exploring: - You choose the fish you want to play; - You are told the names of the plants and animals you meet; -...
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Topics: Educational, Science
Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium
by Minnesota Educational Computing Corporation
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Path Tactics, a math game for children ages 5 to 12, is designed to reinforce basic math skills. The game tests players' abilities to use basic math operations and also challenges their problem-solving skills. The Path Tactics game has seven levels of play. Children can choose from Counting, Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying, Dividing, and Subtracting (with negative answers allowed). Children can play against a friend or against the computer. Children can each choose a different level of play...
Topics: Educational, Basic Math, Problem Solving
Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium
by Minnesota Educational Computing Corporation
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Speedway Math provides you with a set of three programs to practice the quick recall of math facts. Tune-up Time - Practice basic math facts of your own choosing. You select the operation, problem types, and number of problems. The lesson is not timed. Practice Laps - Select the operation and do as many practice laps (10 problems) as you like. After each lap, you are given your score, time, and speed. The Big Race - After plenty of practice, you are finally ready for the big race. How long does...
Topics: Educational, Basic Math
Apple II Library: Educational
by Optimum Resource
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A fun way to reinforce letter and word recognition so necessary for good reading skills! Even the youngest learners can master their ABC's right down to XYZ. A press of the letter A on the keyboard brings a bright airplane weaving across the screen. Press B and a bee buzzing around Stickybear will appear... all the way down to Z for zipped! Alternative Name: 443b - StickyBear ABC
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Topics: Educational, Early Learning
Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium
by Minnesota Educational Computing Corporation
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Words at Work - Contraction Action gives students practice with contractions and their corresponding words. In The Magic Painter, students match contractions with their corresponding words or the words with the correct contraction. The examples can be presented with or without context sentences. In The Contraction Show, students practice spelling contractions or their corresponding words. In The Contraction Game, students match words with contractions in a concentration game format. The game...
Topics: Educational, Language Arts