New Educational Software
Design Ware has released several educational programs that test and teach grammar, geography, math, and music skills.
In The Notable Phantom, ghosts, spiders, and a music-loving phantom teach children ages 5–10 the basics of piano playing.
Suggested retail price is $49.95. Versions for the Apple, Atari, Commodore, and IBM computers are available.
In States and Traits, families and children (ages 9 and above) can hone their knowledge of United States geography, history, and current trivia.
The map-maker/user has two options: charting states into their proper locations on a master map, or plotting topographic features into their correct geographic positions.
States and Traits has versions available for the Apple, Commodore 64, and IBM PC and PCjr. Suggested retail price is $49.95.
In Mission: Algebra, the right answer to a linear equation will locate the position of an errant sister ship, saving it from destruction.
Mission: Algebra is available for the Apple, Atari, Commodore, and IBM computers at a suggested retail price of $44.95.
Children ages 10–14 can improve their grammar skills with The Grammar Examiner. Players start the game as a cub reporter with the Grammar Examiner newspaper.
Editing copy and answering grammar questions pay off as the junior reporter earns promotions and moves his way up the masthead, to editor in chief.
Suggested retail price is $44.95. Available for the Apple, Atari, Commodore, and IBM computers.
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