Edmark / IBM
Ages: 8 - 12
4.8 Educational Value from
Mathematics Practice - With a Twist!
MindTwister Math provides a challenging review of third grade math and
problem-solving skills in a fast-paced, multi-player game show format.
Thousands of action packed challenges encourage students to practice essential
math facts- including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division - and
develop more advanced mathematical problem-solving skills such as
visualization, deduction, sequencing, estimating and pattern recognition. Mind
Twister Math provides hours of review and thousands of unique games for up to
Thousands of Brain-Building Opportunities
- Multiplication and Division Concepts and Basic Facts
- Addition and Subtraction, with Carrying and Borrowing
- Problem Solving
- Mental Math
- Place Value, Estimation, and Rounding
- Time and Money Calculations
- Story Problems
- Number Line
- Fractions and Decimals
- Cooperative Strategizing
of Math Facts
Students are encouraged to gain fluency of essential math
facts while practicing analyzing, estimating, visualizing, using the process of
elimination and identifying multiple solutions.
|| Strengthens Mental
Mental math challenges students to think about numbers and
their relationships. By manipulating numbers in their heads, students
strengthen their number and operation sense and also increase confidence in
their mathematical abilities.
Learning to simplify math computations allows
students to streamline written work and build problem-solving confidence.
Activities such as the co-operative and communicative challenge require
students to work together to perform rapid, accurate mental calculations.
|| Develops Higher
Order Thinking Skills
Students are challenged to think and communicate
mathematically, solve problems and make appropriate decisions in selecting
appropriate thinking strategies and techniques.
Abilities Engaging questions inspire students to practice
skills, adapt or formulate problem solving strategies and explore new
Windows 95/98: Pentium or better (66 MHz recommended) Hard Disk with
40 MB free 16 MB RAM 640x480, 256-color monitor Double speed (2X) CD-ROM drive
Windows-compatible sound card
Macintosh: Macintosh System 7.1.2 or higher PowerPC or better 12 MB
RAM Hard Disk with 40 MB free 640x480 256-color monitor Double speed (2X)
Super Kids Educational Software Review
"MindTwister Math is great for drilling math facts and newly acquired (or
currently rusty) skills. It shoots problems at the user rapid-fire -- no
messing with a lengthy storyline or overdone graphics. Most of the problems
reflect concrete, real-life uses of the involved math, while challenging the
users mental math abilities. Four difficulty levels allow the program to
suit a variety of computational abilities, and a multi-player option lets up to
4 kids participate at once.
"Our teacher testers were pleased with both the content of included
questions and subject depth, and unanimously agreed that they would recommend
this program to students needing to work on math at the 3rd and 4th grade
"MindTwister Math provides a fun review of age-appropriate math skills. Kids
who are already good at math will improve their computational speed and mental
math ability, while students struggling with the subject can use it to review
basic math facts and acquire needed skills."
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