MacMuse Software has updated their popular educational title, Math Stars, to version 4.1. Math Stars assists students ranging in grade level from elementary through high school. Version 4.1 adds an improved interface, and the option of more easily adjusting difficulty levels. According to MacMuse:
MacMuse Software, creator of Macintosh shareware programs for education, announces the release of Math Stars 4.1, the latest version of this popular program for practicing addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts. Students who answer 10 of 10 questions in a round within the allotted time earn a gold star in the Player Screen. After earning 10 gold stars, a studentis name is placed in the Hall of Fame.
Version 4.1 adds new user interface features for a modern look and feel that students will love. Option choices are now included on one screen making the program flexible and useful for a variety of age ranges. Improvements in features such as head-to-head competition and the Math Detective module, which challenges students to find factors and multiples within adjustable ranges of difficulty, make Math Stars 4.1 even more challenging and educational. Registered users range from elementary schools to high school math classes to interested parents.
Time limits from 3 sec. to unlimited are available. The computer will select 2 random numbers for each problem or the lower number can be set for practicing specific facts. Users can select addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division functions or allow the computer to choose random functions for a challenging round. Problems can be displayed vertically or horizontally.
Math Stars is available for US$10, with a site license being available for US$70. You can find more information at the MacMuse web site.