Professional, Originally Released On Cassette Only
Game Type : Educational (Nursery Age)
Standalone Release(s) : 1987: TIME, Shell, £4.99
Compilation Release(s) : None
Stated compatibility : Dual BBC/Electron version
Actual compatibility : As stated
Supplier : SHELL. No further information available.
Disc compatibility : CDFS E00, DFS E00
TIME is an education program for children 3 - 10. Three detailed sections lead the child step-by-step through the essential parts of telling the time.
Each section begins with a few examples, and then asks questions to ensure the child has understood the subject.
Large letters and a large, clear clock face are used throughout, to make this program easy to use for even the youngest child.
Section 1 - Learning the Hours
PART 1 - Two examples are shown, with the time above the clock. The child is then asked to stop the clock at a given time (use any key to stop the clock). Correct answers are rewarded with a mouse. When ten mice have been scored, the computer will play 'Hickory Dickory Dock' and a mouse will run up the clock. The program will then move on to the next section.
PART 2 - The child is asked to type in the time shown on the clock. Press RETURN after each answer. If a typing error is made then press '0' and re-enter.
PART 3 - A time is shown, and then the time one hour later is shown. This is then repeated. The child must then stop the clock one hour after the time shown.
Section 2 - Learning the Minutes
PART 1 - The minute hand ticks through the half hour. A beep is heard every 5 minutes, and every 15 minutes that quarter is shaded. The child is then asked to type in the minutes past shown on the clock.
PART 2 - Part 1 is repeated, but for minutes TO.
PART 3 - The child is asked to stop the clock at the times shown.
Section 3 - Digital Time
PART 1 - Six examples of times are shown and their digital equivalents explained. The clock then ticks through an hour.
PART 2 - The child is asked to stop the clock at the time shown. This is then repeated, but the child must stop the digital clock.
When each section is completed, a grandfather clock is drawn, and a mouse will run up and down while 'Hickory Dickory Dock' plays.
Instructions' Source : TIME (Shell) Inner Inlay
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