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Mathskills 1
By Griffin
BBC Model B

Published in Home Computing Weekly #74

This package is aimed at the 10-to 15-year-old who is preparing for the O-Level or CSE mathematics examination. It is a teaching package which, it is claimed, will help you to learn mathematics. This I don't feel to be fully true.

What a package such as this will do is give you practice and develop skill in answering the type of questions included by the method proposed. This is not the same as learning mathematics and can only be described as a part of the whole. The package covers long multiplication, long division. highest common factor, lowest common multiple and fraction manipulation.

The approach is fair, with a worked example being followed by questions for you to answer. In some cases there is a help facility, in others there is a step-by-step checking of answers, so that you are unlikely to get the wrong method fixed in your mind. Having said all this. the programs are no more interesting than having a self-correcting text book. While this may be helpful to some, it does nothing to attract the slow or reluctant learner.


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