For younger
children, look for programs that foster discovery and learning. Try to find programs
that complement the classroom curriculum with activities that reinforce what is
going on in school. ExamplesSwitchIt! Early Math with Spider
and Friends (IntelliTools)
Early
Math provides a variety of multimedia early learning activities that focus on
mathematic concepts in grades K2. Students get to practice sorting, matching,
copying, drawing, counting, and more. This program was designed for single switch
use but can be controlled with a mouse. (Mac/Win) Cost: $49.95 Number
Concepts 1 (IntelliTools)
Number
Concepts 1 helps build a foundation for mathematical thinking for students in
grades K2. Correlated with national math standards, students practice counting
in different environmental contexts. Students can discover learning in "Explore
Mode", and solve problems in "Questions & Answer Mode". Programs
can be easily customized for different students; their progress can also be tracked.(Mac/Win)
Cost: $79.95 Number Concepts 2 (IntelliTools)
Designed for fundamental math skills in grades 35, this program provides ways
for students to master skip counting, place value, factoring, and use of the hundreds
chart. As in #1, it offers customizable features for each student as well as a
builtin tracking system monitors students' progress. (Mac/Win) Cost: $79.95 IntelliMathics
(IntelliTools) IntelliMathics
provides students with disabilities the opportunity to work with onscreen manipulatives
similar to those found in most classrooms. The program offers teachers a powerful
tool for customizing manipulativebased activities for individual users. IntelliMathics
also comes with many sample activities that are ready for immediate classroom
use. Students can print their work and save files within their own portfolios.
Cost: $139.95 Mighty Math Series: (Riverdeep)
K2 Carnival Countdown Zoo Zillions
These software programs help teach math basics, concepts and problemsolving
skills. For younger students they offer activities using addition, subtraction,
story problems, number facts, 3D shapes, counting money and making change. (Mac/Win) Mighty
Math Series: (Riverdeep)
36 Calculating Crew Number Heroes These programs
work together to teach math basics, concepts and problemsolving skills. They
provide activities to teach multiplication and division of whole numbers and decimals,
number line concepts, 2D geometry and probability 3D solids and their properties,
money transactions and much more. dozens of math concepts and solve thousands
of problems while learning multiplication and division, fractions. (Mac/Win) Millie's
Math House (Riverdeep)
PreK2
Explore numbers, shapes, patterns, addition and subtraction concepts
through interactive learning. (Mac/Win)
Turbo Math Facts
(Nordic Software)
K6 Through educational games in a race car format, students develop math
skills in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Cost: $49.95
