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learning arithmetic and algebra
is an innovative software, developed by the Laboratoire
de Grenoble to help students learn arithmetic and algebra.
Aplusix reinforces students' skills, reduces mistakes in their working
and shows students how to solve exercises.
Good arithmetic and algebra skills are necessary for further studies.
Aplusix is an excellent addition to school and extracurricular
training. It can be used independently or with the guidance of a
or a tutor.
From September 2012
of installing Aplusix on an USB key besides the computer.
of adjusting the font size (help to the partially-sighted persons).
of parameterizing the companions.
of printing, and possibility of making a pdf files.
From September 2013
The applications are signed.
Correction of a bug in AplusixEditor (save as).
good reasons to use Aplusix
- Mathematical expressions can be typed in
own free calculations are checked
by the application.
exercises ready to go and
new exercises can be entered easily (e.g. from textbooks or worksheets).
improvement (proved by
- Three companions can make suggestions
and perform calculation steps.
- An application that helps
mathematics (proved by
interviews of students).
version: Aplusix 3.1 (September 2012).
Free update of the versions 3,
see the installation manual.
Update with 50 % discount for the other versions, contact us.
Runs on Windows 2000, ME, XP, Vista, 7.
For Linux and Mac, try it with Wine or CrossOver http://www.codeweavers.com
mode, the students solve questions by performing their own
they don't know what to do, they can request a companion to make a
suggestion or a calculation step. Aplusix automatically verifies the
calculations and the completion of questions.
students work for 30 minutes without any feedback. At the end of
the test, they get a score and can enter Self-correcting mode.
mode, students review their own work. Correct and incorrect
calculations are clearly marked and they can see whether they have
completed the question or not. They can correct their calculations with
the same level of feedback as in Practise mode, including the use of
In Review mode, students review their
work. Correct and incorrect calculations are clearly marked and they
can see whether they have completed the question or not. A replay
system is also available to them.
Many exercises, covering most aspects
of the Number and Algebra strands of the UK National Curriculum and a
lot of the algebraic content of Foundation and Higher GCSE, allow to
practise, understand, and become efficient: numerical calculations,
expansions and simplifications, factorising, solving equations and
inequalities, simultaneous equations.
In addition to the provided exercises, it is possible to do homework
and to practise with exercises given by the teacher (e.g. from
textbooks or worksheets).
experiments led in several countries, under the control of
mathematical education researchers, have shown that with Aplusix
students work more, become
self-confident and independent,
and improve their skills.
Click on the digits.
student asks the companion Chloe to perform a calculation step.
(12 years) makes some small steps and explains them.
Map allows choosing exercises.
dot is a family of 10 questions of the type indicated on the left.
The colour of the dot indicates the difficulty level.
student correctly solves a simple equation.
two black straight lines indicate that the calculations are correct.
the student has made an mistake.
two red straight lines indicate an error.
student asks the companion Julien to suggest an expression.
highlights an expression that it would be useful to work on.
student asks the companion Julien to suggest an action.
describes the proposed action.
suggested by Julien in the following step.
course, it is at the request of the student.
solved in Test mode.
this case, there is a single straight line between the steps which does
not show whether the calculations are correct. Moreover, the companions
are not available.
the end of the test, the student
continues in Self-correcting mode.
get a score for each question and the
correctness of the calculations is indicated. They
can modify their work to obtain a correct solution.
student asks the companion Olivia to make a calculation step.
(16 years) solves the equation with the discriminant and provides