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Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium

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The Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium (later Corporation), most commonly known as MECC, was an organization founded in 1973. The goal of the organization was to coordinate and provide computer services to schools in the state of Minnesota; however, its software eventually became popular in schools around the world.



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Addition Logician is a drill and practice package that presents whole number addition problems which involve regrouping. The programs are sequenced according to difficulty. Each program includes a game which emphasizes logic and problem solving. Games include: Three In A Row - Drills on whole number addition with two addends and one regrouping. (20 problems) Zebug Him - Drills on whole number addition with two to for addends and 1 or 2 regroupdings. (20 problems) The Fence Game - Drills on...
Topics: Educational, Basic Math, Problem Solving
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Arithmetic Critters is a collection of four programs designed to give kindergarten and first-grade children individual practice on early mathematics skills. Each program presents exercises that can be solved using counting skills. The exercises are presented in a way intended to reinforce the concepts behind the skills. In Animal Addition, students practice adding two groups of up to nine identical animals. In Fowl Play, students practice subtracting up to nine birds from a group of up to...
Topics: Educational, Basic Math
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Book Worm is a simplified database program especially designed to teach fundamental database concepts to young students. Youngsters enter into the computer information about books they have read. They can then search, edit, and print this data to produce book reports. This package was originally developed by the TIES organization of Minnesota.
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Part three in a four part Accounting series. Designed to supplement a second-year or advanced accounting course with three integrated systems: general ledger, accounts payable, and accounts receivable. A fourth program demonstrates inventory control. This program was later re-titled to just "Accounting"
Topics: Educational, Business
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Computer Generated Mathematics Materials Volume 1 - Problem Solving (Grades 3-8) This teacher utility package can be used to make worksheets or tests for an individual student or for an entire class. A printer must be used with this program. You select from 316 different objectives covering Interpreting Tables; Selecting an Operation to use in solving word problems; Reading Graphs; or Working Backwards, which is a collection of mazes, patterns, magic triangles, and magic squares. You may select...
Topics: Educational, Basic Math, Problem Solving
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Computer Generated Mathematics Materials Volume 2 - Problem Solving (Grades 3-8) Each of the five problem-solving components in this teacher utility package can be used to make worksheets or tests for individuals or for an entire class. You can select from 236 different objectives covering approximation and estimation, purchasing, money, division and multiplication, and picture and equation. With a printer, you have the capability of creating many different materials quickly and easily because...
Topics: Educational, Basic Math, Problem Solving
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Circus Math is a drill and practice package that presents whole number addition problems. The programs are sequenced according to difficulty. Clown Maker - Drills on whole number addition with two digit addends. The problems do not involve regrouping. (20 problems) Clown Car - Drills on whole number addition with two digit addends. The problems may involve up to three addends and do not involve regrouping. (20 problems) High Wire - Drills on whole number addition with 2-4 digit addends. The...
Topics: Educational, Basic Math, Problem Solving
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Clock Works has four programs for students learning to tell time. These programs provide practice with telling time and setting clocks. Clocks with hands (analog) and digital clocks are both used. Whats the Time? - What time is shown on the clock? Choose from the four times shown. (20 problems) Set the Clock - Can you get the hands of a clock to the right time? This program will give you a chance to practice. (10 problems) Digital Drill - Let's practice reading time. And while you are doing...
Topics: Educational, Early Learning
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Conquering Whole Numbers is part of MECC's Conquering Math series. This package drills on advanced problems in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Remediation is provided for students having difficulties. The problems available are: ADDITION - two or more re-groupings; up to four addends. SUBTRACTION - two or more re-groupings; regroup across zero(es). MULTIPLICATION - multiple regroups possible; factors with up to 3 digits; factors with internal zeroes. DIVISION - one or two...
Topics: Educational, Basic Math
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Counting Critters is a series of five programs that provide practice on beginning math concepts of numerals and counting. Match Magic - Students practice matching numerals between 1 and 20. When students answer correctly, the person illustrates the meaning of the numeral by showing that number of animals. Counting Safari - Students practice counting 1 to 12 safari anaimals that Charlie Chimp sees from his tree. Pet Store - Students put 1 to 12 identical puppies in Suzy Shopkeeper's pet store...
Topics: Educational, Basic Math, Early Learning
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MECC Dataquest: The Fifty States is a database program with two purposes. It is designed to (1) introduce you to the concept and capabilities of a computerized database, and (2) help you use this database as a research tool as you study the fifty states. The STATES DATABASE program consists of information about the fifty states and the procedures to access the information. The database contains a wide range of historic, geographic and demographic facts about the fifty states. You access the...
Topics: Educational, Social Studies
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Design Volume 1 v1.0 is software which was originally included in MECC's Designing Instructional Computing Materials training manual. The training manual is organized for teaching five 3-hour sessions. Laboratory work and handouts are provided to allow participants to apply concepts and specifics from each session and to develop their own design. This module consists of two diskettes with the five sessions covering motivation, analysis of tasks, text and graphics, interaction, testing, and...
Topic: Educational
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In Discovery Lab you are challenged to design experiments in order to determine the characteristics of imaginary mystery organisms. The package contains three separate labs of varying difficulty. As you progress through the labs you must control additional variables and analyze increasingly complex organisms. Training Lab - In this lab you may design a simplified experiment using one or two variables. Each of the variables, light and temperature, has two distinct settings. The five organisms in...
Topics: Educational, Science
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The programs in EZ Logo serve as a tool which students can use to explore the capabilities of the computer and Turtle graphics. EZ Logo 1 - This program includes 24 guided activities ordered according to difficulty. The activities include tracing the path out of mazes, drawing letters, words, patterns and simple objects, and creating original designs. Children can print, but not save, the pictures they create. EZ Logo 2 - This program is totally open-ended, allowing children to create original...
Topic: Educational
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Electronic Money lets you use the computer to simulate electronic money transactions. The program demonstrates how we will be able to pay our own bills without writing a check or sending anything through the mail.
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In this plane geometry package, computer graphics will heighten your students' interest in identifying types of quadrilaterals and learning methods for calculating perimeters and areas. Students work at their own pace through an interactive tutorial program on quadrilaterals, recording definitions of parallelogram, rectangle, trapezoid, etc., and drawing corresponding figures on the accompanying worksheet. The related quiz program assesses students' knowledge of the definitions. A second...
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From "estimations" to "constellations" this package has a wide range of use in mathematics and science with two popular simulations, ODELL LAKE and ODELL WOODS, included. ESTIMATE is a drill and practice program on estimating problems in addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and percents. MATH GAME provides drill and practice on the four basic math operations. ODELL LAKE simulates a typical food web found in lakes in North America. SOLAR DISTANCE teaches concepts...
Topics: Educational, Basic Math, Science
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From "estimations" to "constellations" this package has a wide range of use in mathematics and science with two popular simulations, ODELL LAKE and ODELL WOODS, included. ESTIMATE is a drill and practice program on estimating problems in addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and percents. MATH GAME provides drill and practice on the four basic math operations. ODELL LAKE simulates a typical food web found in lakes in North America. SOLAR DISTANCE teaches concepts...
Topics: Educational, Basic Math, Science
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This unique nine-part primary diskette adds fun and magic to teaching pre-reading skills. Youngsters learn letter recognition and alphabetical ordering in CATERPILLAR and TRAIN. Initial consonant identification is covered in A IS FOR APPLE. PICTURES, WORDS, and SHAPES challenge the memory of young learners in fascinating games of concentration. Three arithmetic programs, SMILE, WUZZLE, and SPACESHIP, turn counting and addition into fun activities.
Topics: Educational, Basic Math, Early Learning
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Each of the four programs provides a tutorial setting to teach the concepts of geometry. This module covers types of lines and classification of triangles. Each lesson hos a tutorial and a quiz and student handouts ore provided for each lesson. LINES defines parallel, perpendicular, and intersecting lines. QUIZ ON LINES gives a ten-point quiz on these concepts. TRIANGLES defines different types of triangles, including scaline, isosceles, equilateral, acute, right, obtuse, and equiangular. QUIZ...
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In Energy House, students move through rooms of a house to find and correct energy wasters. As the student corrects an energy waster, the energy efficiency of the house increases. Students are to assume the outside temperature is 0 degrees Celsius, or freezing, and that the house is properly insulated.
Topics: Educational, Science
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The following drills review the most fundamental elements of grammar -- the parts of speech. The parts of speech name words according to their function in the sentence. Each drill begins with a diagnostic quiz of three questions. With a perfect score on each quiz, the 7 drills can be completed in 21 sentences. You can master the drills with less than a perfect score. The computer will tell you how many sentences you use to achieve mastery.
Topics: Educational, Language Arts
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This package presents five engaging games that require players to develop strategies and use their estimation skills in order to be successful. Range Finder - Help Esther Mation quickly locate the correct ranges for actual answers to problems. Tic-Tac-Toe - Play a friend or a computer opponent in Tic-Tac-Toe. Use rounding skills to be the first to get three in a row. Get In Line - Arrange numbers and expressions from smallest to largest as quickly as possible. Estimation Chompers - Quickly...
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Number Line - Gives practice in estimating the location of whole numbers and decimals on a number line. Estimate - Drills on estimating problems in addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and percentages. Heartbeat - Provides exercise in estimating the number of heartbeats in a given period of time. Shopping - Gives practice in estimating the amount of money spent on a shopping trip.
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Sorting is a common process that is often associated with large amounts of information, such as long lists of names or addresses. The Exploring Sorting Routines package is designed to be used in programming classes as a means of exploring and comparing methods of sorting lists of data. This package has four BASIC programs designed to aid both teachers and students. The CLASSROOM DEMONSTRATIONS program uses large-text graphics, enabling the easily-read characters to be displayed on a monitor in...
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Topics: Educational, Computer Programming
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First-Letter Fun is a set of four programs that give practice in matching the initial sounds of words with the letters that make those sounds. With the exception of the letters Q and X, all the letters of the alphabet are presented for practice. In the case of words beginning with vowels, only the short vowel sounds are used.
Topics: Educational, Early Learning
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Welcome to the world of Munchers, Troggles, and fractions. Your job is to help your Muncher eat the right fractions or expressions without getting caught by a Troggle! You may play four different games: 1. Fraction Types - Help the Munchers choose the right type of fractions to eat for lunch. 2. Equivalent Fractions - Help the Munchers eat all the fractions equivalent to a given fraction. 3. Comparing Fractions - Help the Munchers decide whether a fraction is less than or greater than one half....
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The Friendly Computer is collection of five programs which teach children basic computer use. The Keyboard - The Keyboard program introduces children to the location of various keys and to the use of the shift key. Term Worm - Term Worm introduces children to the devices which make up a computer system and to commonly used keyboard keys. Zebug - Zebug provides children with practice in locating keys on the keyboard in a race against time. Picture - Picture allows children to draw a picture...
Topics: Educational, Basic Computer
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Fun from A to Z consists of three programs that give students practice in distinguishing the letters of the alphabet, matching upper and lower-case letters, and learning the sequence of the alphabet. Birds - Gives practice in discriminating the letters of the alphabet and matching upper and lower-case letters. Dots - Helps students learn the sequence of letters by connecting dots in alphabetical order. Runners - Sharpens students' knowledge of the alphabet sequence by requiring them to select...
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Growgin's Fractions includes 3 games covering fractions. Like Denominators - a tutorial on ordering factions that have like denominators. Like Numerators - a tutorial on ordering fractions that have like numerators. Growgins - a maze game that provides practice in ordering fractions with like denominators or like numerators.
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Jenny's Journeys is an exciting adventure in map reading. These programs present the challenge of traveling from place to place in a quaint little town called Lake City. To make getting around town easier, Aunt Jenny has lent you her car. There is a map in the glove compartment and enough gas in the tank to get you wherever you need to go. Jenny's Journeys has three levels of difficulty.
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MECC Keyboarding Master is a package in the Keyboarding series. This series, along with four others, is part of MECC's Computing and Information collection. This collection introduces students to the concepts and skills necessary to live in the Information Age.
Topics: Educational, Typing
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MECC A103 Smoking It's Up to You v1.0
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MECC A104 Payroll System A Business Simulation v1.2
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MECC A106 Word Herd Sound Alikes v1.0
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MECC A107 Ducks v1.1
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MECC A109 Circus Math
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MECC A109 Circus Math v1.0
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MECC A111 Pets v1.0
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MECC A116 Puzzles and Posters v1.1
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MECC A116 Puzzles and Posters v1.3
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MECC A116 Puzzles and Posters v1.6
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MECC A119 Master Spell v1.0
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MECC A119 Master Spell v1.3
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MECC A120 Word Herd Look Alikes v1.0
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MECC A123 Prime Numbers 1.0
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MECC A124 Estimation v1.0
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MECC A126 Study Guide v1.5
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MECC A127 Salt and You v1.0
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MECC A129 Data Handler
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MECC A130A MECC Keyboarding Primer v1.0
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MECC A130B MECC Keyboarding Teacher Utilities v1.0
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MECC A131 MECC Keyboarding Master
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MECC A131 MECC Keyboarding Master (v1.1) NOT FOR USE BY MECC.CO
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MECC A132 MECC Writer v1.2
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MECC A133 MECC Write Start v1.2
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MECC A134 MECC Speller v1.0 side A
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MECC A134 MECC Speller v1.0 side B
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MECC A135 MECC Editor v1.0
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MECC A136 MECC Graphing Primer v1.0
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MECC A137 MECC Graph v1.1
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MECC A137 MECC Graph v1.3
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MECC A138 MECC Stuff and Fetch
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MECC A139 MECC Trivia Machine (v1.1) side B NOT FOR USE BY MECC.CO
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MECC A139 MECC Trivia Machine v1.1 side A
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MECC A139 MECC Trivia Machine v1.1 side B
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MECC A140 MECC Dataquest The Presidents v1.1 side A
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MECC A140 MECC Dataquest The Presidents v1.1 side B
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MECC A141A MECC Information Manager
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MECC A141B MECC Information Manager
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MECC A144 Labels, Letters, and Lists v1.0
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MECC A144 Labels, Letters, and Lists v1.2
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MECC A147 Multiplication Puzzles
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MECC A147 Multiplication Puzzles (64K 1985)
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MECC A148 Quotient Quest