Math Compass

Math Compass

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 10 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.1
  • Total Downloads:
    45,992
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 05, 2004
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.05MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    15
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #42 in Math Software

Editors' Review

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Students can test their addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division skills with Math Compass. You can set levels of difficulty and the particular operation (or random operations) to practice. In practice mode, you solve equations and are rewarded with a cute picture when you get them right. The correct answer appears when you get them wrong. Game mode consists of three single-player and one dual-player drills. The two-player Head to Head option lets you set an ending score, while Time Trial ends after the interval you've chosen expires. Other games just keep going. Tutorials offer great tips on quickly solving the different types of problems. The session report details each question, your answer, and the correct answer for practice mode.

Unfortunately, we ran across a few difficulties. We had to install Visual Basic to get Math Compass to work, and we had to uninstall the program using its uninstaller rather than our PC's Control Panel. The Web link in the right-hand window of the practice panel led to a "coming soon" page littered with typos. Equations repeated more often than we'd like. We wish each game had an end point and displayed correct answers when you answered wrong. Still, the varying levels make Math Compass a decent pick for elementary through middle-school students.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Defunct Product"

September 28, 2010  |  By dkocur

 |  Version: Math Compass 6.1

Pros

None. There is no download. The company's website is gone. CNET should remove this entry.

Cons

As has been said for over a year now, this download does not work. I've posted this in the forum as well. Why CNET continues to display this page is beyond me.

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1 stars

"Does not Download !"

August 14, 2009  |  By Pseal814

 |  Version: Math Compass 6.1

Pros

No Download

Cons

Please remove this link. As stated above it sends you to godaddy.com with no option to download the file.

Summary

RUBBISH

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4 stars

"Download Page Error- Try this link"

July 14, 2009  |  By hiannalah

 |  Version: Math Compass 6.1

Pros

Good little program for kids

Cons

Can't download from this site.

Summary

The link to the download site on this page does not work. Try this: http://www.brothersoft.com/math-compass-download-112713.html

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1 stars

"Sends you to godaddy.com - NO DOWNLOAD"

April 07, 2009  |  By mysticbttrfly

 |  Version: Math Compass 6.1

Pros

Could not even download

Cons

Sent me to GODADDY.com - mathcompass.com

Summary

SCAM

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4 stars

"Great little program!"

October 02, 2008  |  By EdCBell

 |  Version: Math Compass 6.1

Pros

Easy to see and use interface.
Easy to use settings for operation and difficulty.
Cute symbols & sounds displallyed after entering answers.

Cons

Worksheet generator appears to generate worksheets and answersheets but they cannot be found when you try to open them.
Random number gerator may not be working properly - problems are similar or repetitive.

Summary

I'm looking forward to using it with second graders I am helping.

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4 stars

"very plaisant"

March 10, 2008  |  By rogelioh67

 |  Version: Math Compass 6.1

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5 stars

"Great Alternative To Old Fashion Flash Cards!"

October 16, 2006  |  By Big.Daddy.1124

 |  Version: Math Compass 6.1

Pros

Very solid little program.

Gives young students a reliable way to learn basic math skills on the computer.

Simply made - nothing fancy - but, very effective!

Cons

Every once and a while it will throw out a problem that is somewhat above the child's grade level, but only occasionally!

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5 stars

"Perfert for practicing basic math skills!"

February 26, 2005  |  By foreverxero

 |  Version: Math Compass 6.1

Pros

You can use your numeric keypad to enter your answers instead of using your mouse to answer a multiple choice like question... the games aren't too bad... I like the Time Trial one.. you can definitely see if you're improving through that. The program could also use an options dialoge for basic things like turning off the sound, images or what the default settings (difficulty/operation) should be when you load it. I've been looking for a program that helped me with basic math and I think I've finally found it.

Cons

I'm not too sure that beginners can do 154 / 22 -- but maybe that's just me. Also in the 'Head to Head' game.. it doesn't seem to allow ties to happen.. so even if both players get the same amount of questions right.. the player who started first will always win. But other than that nothing too trifling.. I still recommend this program very much.

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5 stars

"This program is great!"

April 09, 2004

 |  Version: Math Compass 6.1

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Math Compass
Publisher web site http://www.MathCompass.com
Release Date April 05, 2004
Date Added April 05, 2004
Version 6.1
Category
Category Educational Software
Subcategory Math Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Me, Windows 95, Windows, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 98
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 2.05MB
File Name MathCompass6.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 45,992
Downloads Last Week 15
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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