Animated Money is a program for teaching coin recognition and math skills.
U.S. and Canadian versions of the coins can be chosen.
The coins used in the program are photographically scanned in, so they appear
very realistic (and recognizable). There are three types of games.
First, a money recognition game where the child matches the coin to it's amount,
both the front and back of the coins are used.
The other two games have levels of difficulty that can be adjusted to the child's
needs. One game has the child match a group of coins to it's amount
(2 dimes and a nickel matched to 25 cents), the other game matches equivalent
groups of coins (2 dimes and a nickel matched to 1 dime, 2 nickels and 5 pennies,
Context sensitive help is available for the boxes with coins in them which shows
the cumulative values of each group of coins (but does not add them all up - that
is left to the child).
The boxes with coins are carefully designed so that the answer is not too obvious
(6 cents could be a nickel and a penny or 6 pennies - the child cannot just match
the pennies without doing the math). When 10 matches are made, the child receives a
ticket to a short animated movie.
There are 10 different animated movies using techniques like clay-animation,
full-motion video, stop-motion, and morphing. Sound effects and music are used
throughout the program. Keyboard and mouse support are provided.
FLIX Productions Animated Software
FLIX Productions is the name under which Tom Guthery IV released shareware games in the early 1990's.
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