Copyright 1992, David Becker
After releasing ABC Jumble on Compuserve and GEnie I received a lot of mail
asking for a version that jumbled numbers instead of letters. If your kids
played with ABC Jumble then they will have lots of fun with 123 Jumble. The
documentation is pretty much the same. Additions include the ability to
choose a maximum number from 1 to 25, a new winners dialog box and musical
notes that count up with the numbers instead of playing the alphabet song.
Most of the educational offerings for the ST require a colour monitor. It's no
wonder that children are more attracted to the bright colours then to the dull
grey monochrome display but I know of many families that only own the mono
monitor. This simple program lets kids sort the numbers after the computer
jumbles them up. Its GEM interface and point and click environment make it
simple even for the littlest user.
When first run, 123 Jumble fills the screen with GEM windows and then pops
the numbers 1 through 25 inside each. The drop down menu OPTIONS will
JUMBLE UP THE NUMBERS
The computer randomly mixes up the windows
START ALL OVER AGAIN
Place all the windows back in correct numerical order
COUNT THE NUMBERS FOR ME
Even when the numbers are jumbled you can still count them
in the correct order with a little computerized help! Musical notes
will play and count upwards along with the numbers!
SHOW ME THE HELP SCREEN
This little screen reminds kids about the correct
placement of the numbers
COUNT UP TO WHAT NUMBER?
Parents can set the maximum number from 1 to 25
as children learn the numbers
To move a number window simply click on top of it with the LEFT mouse button
once. The number will turn dark. Then click on the spot you want to put the
number down. The two numbers will switch positions! Keep it up until all the
numbers are back in the correct order and the child will be presented with a
tune and a winners box showing how many turns it took! You may want to do a
screen dump of the winners box (ALT-HELP) and print out a copy for your child.
Kids can also click the RIGHT mouse button over top of any number and hear
the correct musical note!
If you have any ideas or comments, please don't hesitate to leave me mail
on any of the major online services. 123 Jumble is freeware. You use it at
your own risk. Have fun!