Old CD’s: Games, Encyclopedia, Apps.

Reviews About Old Software on CD-ROM from the 1990’s

Millie’s Math House May 24, 2009

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Millie’s Math House

In Millie’s Math House (Edmark – ages 2-5) the littlest kids get a chance to learn about numbers, patterns, and geometric shapes in a friendly way. There are two ways to go: Explore and Discover or Question and Answer (more…)

 

James Discovers Math May 19, 2009

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James Discovers Math

Very young kids will appreciate James Discovers Math (part of the Active Mind series from Broderbund Software, ages 3-6). James, a young blonde fellow with an Australian accent, lives in a room full of different math games (more…)

 

Peter Rabbit’s Math Garden May 16, 2009

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Peter Rabbit’s Math Garden

So many early education CD-ROMs substitute bells, whistles, and primary colors for real substance that Peter Rabbit’s Math Garden (Mindscape – ages 3-7), with its understated look, sedate pace and low-key characters, comes as a breath of fresh air (more…)

 

Troggle Trouble Math April 27, 2009

Kid’s Education

Troggle Trouble Math

In Troggle Trouble Math (MECC – ages 6-12), you play the role of Sparky, a dog, who wanders through different environments, beginning with a park. On the right of the screen are a calculator and a “troggle” button (more…)

 

Deluxe! Math Rabbit March 10, 2009

Kid’s Education

Deluxe! Math Rabbit

Deluxe! Math Rabbit (The Learning Co. – ages 4-7) takes you to the circus. A simple interface offers a choice of four activities and three icons (a rabbit for help, a circus tent to collect your prizes, and an exit sign) (more…)

 

Major League Math January 19, 2009

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Major League Math

Sanctuary Woods has a terrific idea in Major League Math (ages 9-13). Integrate basic ideas (addition subtraction, percentages) and more advanced concepts (probability, sophisticated averaging) with baseball (more…)

 

Math Blaster Jr. January 6, 2009

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Math Blaster Jr.

Math Blaster Jr. (Davidson & Associates, ages 4-7) places your child aboard a spacecraft the “Blastership,” introduces him to the “Blasternauts,” and assigns him the role of “Blasterpal (more…)