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learning arithmetic and algebra
is an innovative software, developed by the Laboratoire
de Grenoble to help students learn arithmetic and algebra.
Aplusix reinforces students' skills, reduces mistakes in their working out,
and shows students how to solve exercises.
Good arithmetic and algebra skills are necessary for further studies.
Aplusix is an excellent addition to school and extracurricular
training. It can be used independently or with the guidance of a teacher
or a tutor.
good reasons to use Aplusix
- Mathematical expressions can be typed in easily.
own free calculations are checked
by the application.
exercises ready to go and
new exercises can be entered easily (e.g. from textbooks or worksheets).
improvement (proved by
- Three companions can make suggestions
and perform calculation steps.
- An application that helps
mathematics (proved by
interviews of students).
version: Aplusix 3.06 (March 2011).
Runs on Windows 98, NT, 2000, ME, XP, Vista, 7.
For Linux and Mac, try it with Wine
or CrossOver http://www.codeweavers.com
mode, the students solve questions by performing their own calculations. If
they don't know what to do, they can request a companion to make a
suggestion or a calculation step. Aplusix automatically verifies the students'
calculations and the completion of questions.
students work for 30 minutes without any feedback. At the end of
the test, they get a score and can enter Self-correcting mode.
mode, students review their own work.
Correct and incorrect calculations are clearly marked and they can see whether they have completed
the question or not. They can correct their calculations with the same level of feedback
as in Practise mode, including the use of companions.
In Review mode, students review their work. Correct and incorrect calculations are
clearly marked and they can see whether they have completed the question or not.
A replay system is also available to them.
Many exercises, covering most aspects of the Number and Algebra strands of the UK National Curriculum
and a lot of the algebraic content of Foundation and Higher GCSE, allow to practise, understand,
and become efficient: numerical calculations, expansions and simplifications, factorising,
solving equations and inequalities, simultaneous equations.
In addition to the provided exercises, it is possible to do homework and to practise with exercises
given by the teacher (e.g. from textbooks or worksheets).
experiments led in several countries, under the control of
mathematical education researchers, have shown that with Aplusix
students work more, become
self-confident and independent,
and improve their skills.