If you’re a Mac-using teacher or home educator and you’d like to use your computer to help drill arithmetic problems for your students in a unique way, check out St. Clair Software’s FlashMath.
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FlashMath is designed to work with computer-loving students, according to the developer. The application takes the unusual approach of periodically interrupting users, quizzing them through a set of virtual flash cards. The student’s score on the quiz determines how long they can use the computer before the next quiz session starts.
FlashMath features a setup assistant for easy configuration, and maintains separate settings and customized quizzes for each student. It can generate report cards to track student performance, and is password-protected to prevent students for modifying their settings or quitting the application.
FlashMath works on Mac OS 8.1 or higher (with CarbonLib installed) and runs natively in Mac OS X too. It costs US$15 to register.