TuxMathScrabble challenges young people to construct compound equations and consider multiple abstract possibilities. There are four skill levels for practice, from basic addition and subtraction through multiplication and division. This software includes a data recorder interface for student performance assessment.
Asymptopia Crossword Builder (Math/Text) is an application that runs in any modern Web browser, but does not require an Internet connection (if it is installed locally). The application was designed to allow teachers to quickly produce well-designed, challenging activities. The application features a configuration panel where the user can either enter their own word-hint pairs, or generate math-crossword problems via a single button. The math functionality generates word:hint pairs like: "four:7/x-3/8=11/8", where the hint corresponds to the problem, and the student would write the letters "four" in the corresponding boxes of the puzzle.
Asymptopia Linux Process Tool is a script which runs from a terminal and accesses the /proc filesystem through a simple text interface. It has a menu of commands for monitoring and getting information about processes. If installed in your path, you can also simply issue the command "proctool [program2kill]" and all instances of the specified program are killed.
Asymptopia Flashcard System uses Motif and LaTeX to produce, manage, and use attractively formatted flashcards. You load some or all of your "collections" and set the timer for pop-up frequency. The GUI interface and "Collection Manager" make creating and modifying flashcards as simple as pushing a single button. A knowledge of LaTeX is only required when entering special symbols.
ResearchMaster is a tool that you can trust to help with organization, multitasking, and research, both personal and professional. It provides a place to capture your fleeting thoughts and ideas, and it allows you to hit the ground running on projects. It was developed with professional scientific research in mind, but it's great for grocery lists and address books as well.
Multiplication Station will teach your child to add, subtract, and multiply. It is a multi-user application with a simple admin interface. All parameters are configurable, like grid size and the fonts and colors of number ranges. A countdown timer is used to keep the player's attention focused. A list of high scores is maintained.
TuxWordSmith is similar to the classic word game "Scrabble", but with Unicode support for multiple languages and character sets. The game is currently distributed with 42 dictionary resources for playing Language[i]-Language[j] "Scrabble". For example, if configured to use the French-German dictionary, then the distribution of available tiles will be computed based on frequency of occurrence of each character of Language[i] (French), and, for each submission, the corresponding definition will be given in Language[j] (German).
Step Into Chinese is a flexible language-mining tool to assist English speakers seeking to understand the Chinese language. Inside is an extensively cross-referenced data structure which allows the user to pursue deeper understanding of contexts, for example, by "locking on" to a particular Pinyin context and viewing successive instances of the same morpheme used in similar contexts.
Midi Music Flash Cards is a music sight-reading trainer. It generates flashcards dynamically according to "modes" as specified through a handful of menus across the top. In auto-mode it continuously generates flashcards, with controllable time intervals between MIDI playback and a further time interval between displaying written feedback about the key and notes.
MIDI Sight Reader is an online music application (mupplet) inspired by its predecessor, the original MidiFlashCard system. The application scrolls both piano notes and guitar tablature. Notes are played for audio confirmation as they pass under the centerline on the window. The scrolling staffs drive a keyboard model and a guitar neck model. The guitar and keyboard can drive each other as well, for interactive exploration of the correspondence between the two instruments. The 3 components, staff, keyboard and guitar, can be independently added and removed from the top down, so many combinations of layout can be achieved.