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Coins in the Box
Version 1.1 Feb 1987
"Coins in the Box" was developed by a mathematics specialist for
use in elementary schools, grades 3 thru 6. This program
presents game-like activities which promote creative thinking in
a problem-solving context. Many of the best problem solving
situations used in elementary education relate to everyday
activities familiar to the students.
Problems should be "real" as often as possible and be
interesting enough that the child wants to solve the problem.
Children particularly need the experience of relating a
real-life and practical occurrence to a mathematical
representation of that occurrence. "Coins in the Box" presents
fun problems dealing with a very real problem... Money!
Players use analytical and deductive reasoning as they solve
problems involving coins and money. Selection of "Guess the
Coins", "Move the Coins" or "Computer Picks the Coins" from the
master menu requires players to compute totals for a given set
of coins or the inverse task of selecting coins to equal a given
amount. The "Coin Machine" allows players to compete in an
arcade game type format.
The varity of formats, on-screen prompts, animation, color
graphics and sound are further designed to stimulate student
interest. We feel that this software should be considered for
use in all elementary schools which have access to IBM PCs with
This software is being distributed nationwide through the
bulletin board network for personal, home use only. You are
encouraged to use and enjoy the software and give it to your
friends. You may register your copy and receive future
enhancements and new educational software announcements by
sending a $10.00 donation to MELLEX at the address listed below:
MELLEX Computer Software
c/o Bob Mellott
14934 Wellwood Rd.
Silver Spring, MD 20904
MELLEX would be pleased to issue a mulitple copy license
to any elementary school or school district.
Please contact Bob Mellott at (301) 948-0710 for details.