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Professional, Originally Released On Cassette Only


Game Type          : Educational

Authors            : Ann and Russel Wills

Standalone Release(s)   : 1984: NUMBER BALANCE, Acornsoft/ESM, £9.95

Compilation Release(s) : None

Stated compatibility    : Electron

Actual compatibility    : Electron, BBC B, B+ and Master 128

Supplier            : ACORNSOFT, Betjeman House, 104 Hills Road, CAMBRIDGE CB2 1LQ

Disc compatibility     : CDFS E00, DFS E00




This pack contains two programs on cassette. All instructions are contained in the programs and are shown on the screen. These are pictorial programs for practising simple mathematical operations for numbers 1 to 99. The object of the exercise is to make a balance level by inputting the correct missing number into one side of a simple equation. Incorrect answers will tilt the balance in the appropriate direction; after two incorrect attempts the program responds with the correct answer.


The programs offer a high degree of user control over the exercises presented to the child. "Teachers' Notes" which appear at the beginning of each program give the user the opportunity to set the layout, difficulty, content and timing of the exercise before the child begins. Once these parameters are set, the program can be used by up to 20 children and their results will be stored for later recall.


About The Authors

Russel Wills began his career in computing in 1966 when he joined IBM as a lecturer. He then worked in Africa for five years as a systems analyst returning to the UK in 1972 to take up his present post as lecturer in computer education in Dundee.

Ann Wills is head Teacher of a primary school.







Select the number of the program you want to load, and press <RETURN>. Normal cassette operating messages are given during loading. Once the correct position on the cassette has been reached, each program takes two to three minutes to load.



Instructions' Source   : NUMBER BALANCE (Acornsoft/ESM) Back and Inner Inlay


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