Appropriate for upper elementary through adult education programs, Word Problem Work-Up helps students interpret word problems involving whole numbers, fractions, decimals and percents. The software breaks down the process of answering word problems into four steps: numerical evidence, strategy, operation and solution. The program(Windows/DOS) follows NCTM standards, and context sensitive help is available as needed. A teacherís utility provides diagnostic information and record keeping. Word Problem Work-Up can be used in conjunction with other Merit Audio Visual software to help students prepare for the SAT, ACT, GED and other state proficiency exams. Three different sets are available: whole numbers; fractions, decimals and percents; and mixed practice and multi-operations. Free demo disks are available. Merit Audio Visual, New York, NY, (800) 753-6488, www.meritav.com.
This article originally appeared in the 04/01/1997 issue of THE Journal.
Historically, K-12 School Systems have taken a “do-it-yourself” approach to deploying and managing their network infrastructure. However, K-12 leaders are starting to rethink this method as they look for ways to solve for a shortage of IT talent.