recently updated their
Instant Interactive Drills
software to version 3.0. The new edition, which is a free upgrade from earlier releases, adds several new features, as well as bug fixes and interface enhancements, to its series of basic math drills.
Instant Interactive Drills 3.0 now allows teachers to create settings for up to 36 students, each with a personalized environment, including unique settings and score history. It also changes the way teachers generate math problems, with separate settings for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
In addition, teachers can take advantage of the smart drills feature to fine-tune problem sets, with problems answered incorrectly showing up more often. Competitive students can go for not only personal high scores but also the classroom’s Hall of Fame, which Instant Interactive Drills 3.0 arranges by fastest time to complete a series of drills.
Mac OS X v.10.3 “Panther” users will appreciate being able to seamlessly use the operating system’s Exposé feature with the software, and other usability improvements and bug fixes appear no matter which OS is in use.
Instant Interactive Drills 3.0 costs US$19.95, with a free demo available for download. System requirements call for Mac OS 8.6 or Mac OS X v.10.0 or higher, 11MB available hard drive space, and 16MB available RAM.