Software For Youngsters
Counterpoint Software has added three titles to its "Early Games" series, and has produced a quiz game designed for family play. The programs are: Early Games Piece of Cake, Early Games Fraction Factory, Early Games Matchmaker, and Quizagon.
In Piece of Cake, children learn basic arithmetic by keeping track of cakes and pastries in a magic bakery. Should a child encounter difficulty, the bakers help explain what to do.
Fraction Factory teaches elementary and junior high students to understand and work with fractions. Concepts covered include finding equal values, adding fractions, subtracting fractions, and multiplying whole numbers by fractions.
Matchmaker is a reading-readiness program for pre-schoolers. The six games included in the program involve matching colors, shapes, sizes, lines and directions, facial expressions, and reversible letters. The game is designed to be played by children two years old and up.
Each of the three above programs is available for $29.95. Disk versions are available for Apple IIe, Atari, IBM, and Commodore 64. Tape versions are available for Atari, Commodore 64, and Texas Instruments.
Quizagon is a computer quiz game for all ages. It includes more than 6,000 questions covering science, geography, sports, entertainment, history, and words. The game, which sells for $39.95, is available on disk for Apple IIe, Commodore 64, and IBM PC.
Counterpoint Software, Inc.
4005 West 65th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55435