Beat The Tape


"Beat The Tape Math Challenge" is a multi-level high interest scheme suited to the age range 6 years to adult. The program is built on "Beat The Tape's" thirty years of proven success
in schools throughout Australia as a valuable teaching resource for the learning of basic facts in mathematics, first as a 28 tape audio cassette tape program, from which it gained its name "Beat The Tape", and then as an interactive computer based version titled "Beat The Tape on CD ROM".

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Beat The Tape: Math Challenge
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"Math Challenge" improves and refines "Beat The Tape on CD ROM", while retaining the program's original objective of providing a flexible teaching resource to augment classroom organisation in the learning of basic facts in mathematics designed to stimulate and develop listening skills and facile response to spoken language
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Networking Features Beat the Tape"Beat The Tape Math Challenge" introduces new networking features which allows teachers to easily set up programs of work for individuals, groups or classes, and allows them to monitor the students progress through the lessons and permits teacher diagnosis of areas of weakness or specific errors and assign the appropriate recordings for remedial work.

The networking feature also permits the students to monitor and record their progress through the lessons and allows them to retain their place in a lesson from session to session. "Beat the Tape" is designed as a flexible aid to augment school or classroom organisation in the learning of basic facts in mathematics.

Interface Menu
The program's 28 lessons promote programs of work that include remediation and enrichment together with lessons for the average student.

The graduation of difficulty through the lessons poses short-range attainable goals.

The lessons help in developing listening skills and facilitate the automatic response to auditory stimulation.

The variations in presentation of the lessons ensure student interest, practice in discrimination and the use of basic facts in a language context.

Beat the Tape
is self-administrative, self-checking and develops student independence and
self-satisfaction in achievement.

 

Functions
The examples are ranged in progressive sets of twenty. The students enter their answers using either the interface buttons or the keyboard.

The introduction in each lesson explains and demonstrates the processes and any new terms that will be used in the lesson.

At the end of each set, the number of correct answers is shown and any incorrect examples are re-presented. Students must have all examples correct before they can advance to the next set.

Each lesson concludes with a compliment for those who are successful, encouragement for the unsuccessful and a direction to learning material to improve performance.

The graphics and animations used in the program reinforce important words such as add, subtract, multiply and divide, and help give a conceptual understanding of numbers and number relationships.

Certificate
Each lesson concludes with a compliment for those who are successful, encouragement for the unsuccessful and a direction to learning material to improve performance.

Upon completing a lesson, a certificate of completion can be printed.

"Beat The Tape Math Challenge" can be played directly from the CD-ROM, or it can be installed on a server network.

The program is easy to install on a network, and is simple for students and teachers to learn to operate.

The program has comprehensive help files, which fully explain the simple procedures for setting up and playing the lessons.

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