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ZOOM Astro Algebra
Sold Out (Win95/98/3.1/Mac) (Retail) (ASTROALGDR)
Does not work under XP

Edmark

Children

Ages 12 to 14

Astro Algebra Provides a Strong Foundation for Algebra Success!

Astro Algebra teaches you the concepts and problem-solving skills you need to master algebra basics and build math confidence! Four expert crew members help you rocket through each stage in the problem-solving process: understanding, strategizing, calculating and checking your work. You'll learn how to graph functions, translate word problems into mathematical expressions and represent algebraic equations using the program's Virtual Manipulatives. Hundreds of problems and dozens of intergalactic missions provide you with a solid foundation for success in algebra and beyond. We're so sure of this, we fully guarantee your satisfaction!

In Astro Algebra, your child will master these important 7th, 8th & 9th grade math topics:

  • Graph points, functions, equations and inequalities on a number line or coordinate plane
  • Use ratios, proportions and percents to solve problems. Plus, whole numbers, decimals, fractions, integers and rational numbers.
  • Evaluate expressions using order of operations
  • Define mathematical relationships using expressions, equations, inequalities, functions and graphs
  • Understand word problems and how to use variables and graphs
  • Discover and explore the language of algebra

FREE video for parents included on CD-ROM! In Dear Parents, Edmark's Donna Stanger, a teacher for 20 years, shares thoughts about the role you can play in helping your child successfully learn math.

Special Alert: Alien Friends in Trouble! Algebra to the Rescue!

The Astro Algebra Alliance is counting on you! Accept the challenge to captain the spaceship Algebra Centauri and answer distress signals from across the galaxy.

Play with the Basic Building Blocks of Algebra
You understand equations better when you can build them with VariaBlox. Manipulate the Blox to combine like terms, substitute or solve for a variable and multiply and factor simple algebraic expressions. An alert warns you when your equation is out of balance!

Capture Satellites, Meteoroids and Unusual Outer-Space Treasures
Drag objects into the Cargo Bay to sort them and solve a mathematical problem. Use the special sorting bins for translating between fractions, decimals and percents and identifying equivalent rational numbers or exponential expressions. The Proportion Tool can help you solve scale factor, equivalent ratio, proportion and percent problems.

Represent Multiple Points and Graphs of Linear Equations and Inequalities
Use the Grapher Station to solve problems and complete missions by identifying slopes and intercepts and solving systems of equations and inequalities. In some missions, a Number Line replaces the coordinate grid and you can graph fractions, decimals, expressions and inequalities.

Special Features!
The math fun in Astro Algebra takes place in two modes, On-Duty Mode and Off-Duty Mode. You begin the program in On-Duty Mode, where you are directed through missions. You can also go into Off-Duty Mode at any time in order to freely explore the tools and stations at your own pace, view trophies or play Equation of Mystery in the Cargo Bay. Surf the AstroNet, a simulated universe-wide Internet* that contains data on math topics and terms. Learn about important algebra concepts before or during a mission. Use the Calculator to evaluate functions, compute solutions and create tables of values.

Astro Algebra's Grow Slide
automatically records your progress and adjusts to guide your learning. The activities in Astro Algebra offer dozens of math topics and hundreds of problems in 7th, 8th and 9th grade algebra. As you learn and progress, the Grow Slide advances, offering more challenging problems. Students. parents or teachers can also set the difficulty of each activity or choose a specific topic related to schoolwork.

Requirements

Windows - Windows 3.x, Windows 95 or later, 486, Pentium or better, 33 MHz or faster recommended, Hard disk with 9 MB free, 8 MB memory (RAM) required, Super VGA graphics, 640 x 480, 256 or more colors, Double-speed or faster CD-ROM drive, Windows-compatible sound card. Optional: Edmark TouchWindow

Macintosh - System 7.0.1 or higher, 68040, 68030 (25 MHz or faster recommended) or PowerPC, Hard disk with 9 MB free, 8 MB RAM (16 for Power PC), 13" monitor or larger, 256 or more colors, Double-speed or faster CD-ROM drive Optional: Edmark TouchWindow.



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