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                             MATHEMATICS, BASIC SKILLS

           {Add, Subtract, Multiply and Divide using Integers, Decimals,
                      Fractions (to include Mixed Numbers), and percent; plus  other
            programs to round out Elementary grades, basics mathematics}



        SOAV2 is an upgrade to the Shareware version of SOA.

        Algebra, A Skill-Oriented Approach, (or short title, "Skill-
        Oriented Algebra, "SOAV2,") is a teacher-based, two semester,
        computer-generated course in elementary algebra.  It consists
        primarily of printed exercises and tests, formatted for direct
        and immediate student use.  All exercises are random number based
        and no two are precisely alike. The supply is substantially
        unlimited.  SOAV2's software in turn is supported by a curriculum
        guide with addendum, printed word problems, and semester tests,
        (the Manual).  Full documentation, however, can be acquired only
        with REGISTRATION. See below.  The REGISTRATION fee entitles the
        user to a BONUS: "MATHEMATICS, BASIC SKILLS," a compendium of
        exercises on the order of SOA, but in basic arithmetic.  An IBM
        computer or compatible is required for both packages, together with
        a printer having the capability of printing superscripts. A
        monochrome monitor will suffice.
        SKILL-ORIENTED ALGEBRA (SOAV2) can be used in three ways: as a
        complete algebra course; as an an inexhaustible supply of algebra
        exercises, each tailored specifically to type and difficulty level;
        or as a "pre-algebra" for use in junior high schools.
             As a complete course.  SOAV2 comprises a significant subset
        of the elementary algebra, more than is taught currently in 90
        percent of our public schools.
             As an adjunct to the text-based course.  The additional
        exercises cannot help but aid the algebra teacher in providing
        a more effective learning experience.  Within this context,
        wherein SOAV2 may be regarded as a "worksheet generator," the
        exercises are infinitely variable (as to difficulty level), and
        endlessly renewable.	
             As a "pre-algebra" given at the junior high school level. 
        SOAV2 will provide excellent preparation for a more 
        conceptualized, text-based course to be given in high school.
        Skill-Oriented Algebra has a proven track record.  It is solid 
        and substantial and produces students with well-rounded skills 
        in both algebra and -- surprisingly -- basic arithmetic.  SOAV2
        is teachable.  The material is learnable.  Its scope and content 
        reaches well beyond that which is currently absorbed in our 
        public schools.  With SOAV2, students acquire substantial skills.  
        And since it is sequenced as to levels of arithmetic difficulty 
        (in addition to the algebra), it remediates in that area too.
        SOAV2.LZH may be reproduced and distributed freely.  The complete
        one year course is provided.  Only the full documentation is
        missing, although "CAT.DOC," included herein, gives ample gui-
        dance for proper choice by users.  Only registered users will be
        provided the full documentation, (the MANUAL), and "MATHEMATICS,
        BASIC SKILLS," another complete package of printed exercises, 
        but this time in add, subtract, multiply and divide; integers,
        fractions, decimals and percent.  This "skills" package, sold
        originally by the T'Aide Software Company of Arizona for 100
        dollars, is now offered as a BONUS to REGISTERED owners of
        Run SOAV2.  Photocopy the exercises.  Use them in class.  Note 
        their suitability and variability.  The manual, containing the 
        full documentation, is spiral bound, 8 1/2 X 11 inch in size, 
        primed for reproduction and in-class use.  The cost for 
        registration is only 59.95 dollars.  Contact Alfred D'Attore
        at the address below.
                              OPERATING PROCEDURES
        When expanded, Skill-Oriented Algebra, (SOAV2), occupies over 
        400,000 bytes. Hereinafter, this README file will assume that 
        you are "in" the directory SOA or some disk containing all the
        files.  Note that in the setups to follow, SOAV2 exercises and
        documentation can be printed to the screen.  The display scrolls 
        by very quickly, but a touch of the space bar will stop the 
        display. Touching it again will recommence the display.  Command
        SOA, and the MENU will appear.
        SETUP ONE
        SOAV2 is configured to print using EPSON 2500 printer codes. This 
        is pretty much an industry standard today.  If your printer 
        responds to this standard, and if it is not a laser printer or
        Desk Jet (Ink Jet) type printer, (see below), the operating pro-
        ceedures are very brief:
        Use the cursor up/down keys to highlight your choice and hit
        RETURN (ENTER).
        To configure the software for printers other than the EPSON 2500
        or compatibles: from the MENU, command PSETUP as described below.
        Also from the MENU, the user can command PRINTER to print out the
        documentation.  In this version, it will only print out the
        three-page SOAV2 catalog, "CAT.DOC."
        SETUP TWO
        Wherein the printer is not Epson 2500-compatible, or the user 
        has a laser or "desk jet" type printer.  Command PSETUP, (that
        is, highlight the command and press return).  A listing is
        provided.  If the user's printer is contained therein, or if
        there is one listed that has comparable printer-codes; then
        choose "e," and input the printer filename with or without the
        ".PRN" appendage.  Those with laser or "desk jet" type printers,
        use "HPII-III.PRN," notwithstanding IBM or Epson compatibility.
        The reasons relate to proper spacing in the printed exercises.
        Output will be in accordance with rules for HP PCL 4.  Since
        printer requirements are moderate, this will serve for PCL 5
        types and most non-HP desk jets too.  The user will then be
        returned to the MENU.  Printer configuration is now complete.
        Proceed as above.
        Note SETUP TWO, above.  If your printer is not listed, and if -- 
        further -- there are none with comparable printer codes; command 
        "s," and hit ENTER (RETURN).  Then armed with your printer 
        manual (containing your printer codes), follow directions as
        indicated exactly.  Use base 10 integers only, (no hexidecimal).
        When inputs are complete, you will be asked the name for this
        new printer file.  Use eight characters or less and no
        appendage; this latter will be added automatically.  Afterwhich,
        you will be asked if you want this file transferred to 
        "USERP.PRN," the working file for SOAV2.  If you answer "yes," 
        this will be the printer file through which SOA will output its 
        exercises, tests and documentation.  You will be returned to the 
        If you make a mistake, simply exit the software and start 
        Remember, only registered users get the full documentation and
        the very excellent package, "Mathematics, Basic Skills."  Send
        checks or purchase orders to --
                                Alfred D'Attore
                            1300 S. Farm View Drive
                                 Apartment B-21
                             Dover, Delaware 19901


T h e  P C - S I G  L i b r a r y  o n  C D - R O M 1 2 t h   E d i t i o n

The PC-SIG Library on CD-ROM, winner of the Optical Publishing
Association's Best Consumer Product Award, has added a hypermedia
interface that makes it easy to find and download any type of program
you could want. The WordCruncher text retrieval program has also been
implemented to assist you insearching this vast collection.

This CD-ROM contains over 3700 fully functional shareware programs, each
with a detailed review. The 12th Edition has added over 300 new programs
and over 500 updates since the release of the 11th Edition. The
collection is always kept current and now contains over 70 megabytes of
Windows 3.0 and 3.1 applications, fonts, icons, games and wallpaper

The range of software is phenomenal! There are huge assortments of
games, everything from adventure games with full SVGA and SoundBlaster
support to favorites like Klondike, Chess and Othello. Spreadsheets,
databases, wordprocessors and graphics programs are instantly available
and there are literally hundreds of unique and specialized programs that
will save you time and money. This amazing collection will help you get
a handle on all your business and home accounting and also teach your
children about zoology.

Each of the more than 3700 programs has a one-line description for quick
reference, Just pick one of the 13 software categories and a subcategory
to begin browsing for a program that interests you. You might choose the
Games Category, where you can pick from 12 subcatgories including
Adventure, Arcade, Cards and more. A mouse click (or keyboard stroke) on
the program title takes you to a detailed description of the program.
you can immediately download the software to your hard or floppy drive,
and in many cases view a screen shot.

You can find any program in the collection quickly and easily by using
the search button. When you are in a program category just type in the
title of the program and you will be taken to the description of that
program. The popular WordCruncher text retrieval program has been added
to allow searching every description for any word within that
description, not just in the title or keywords chosen by someone who
thinks differently than you do. The WordCruncher is ideal for finding
programs which perform a specific function, just try searching for
"split", "math" or "subtract". Or switch to the Disks section where you
will find an alphabetical list of all the programs which can be searched
by program title or disk number.

Everyone has their favorite programs and we're no exception. Our 44
favorite programs can be run immediately. No downloading is necessary,
all you do is click on the word "RUN" in the program description and
you'll be working or playing with top notch software right on the CD.

The power of hypermedia will allow you to try out more software than you
ever thought possible. We are sure that you will find a multitude of
programs to your liking on the P-SIG Library on CD-ROM.

System Requirements: IBM PC/AT PS/2 or compatible with 640K, DOS 3.3 or
higher, Microsoft MS-DOS CD-ROM Extensions and a CD-ROM player. We
recommend a 386 with a VGA monitor.

T h e   P C - S I G   W o r l d   o f   G a m e s   C D - R O M

The new PC-SIG World of Games CD-ROM contains over 550 of the best
shareware games, including 53 educational games for children and 57
Windows games. 430 of them can be played directly from the CD without
using your hard drive space.

This edition employs the award-winning HyperReader interface, allowing
easy searching and playing by using a mouse or the keyboard.

This CD is the first in a six-volume PC-SIG Encyclopedia of Shareware
series. Each volume will include the programs from a section of the
PC-SIG collection and also the programs and text from the current issue
of Shareware Magazine. This CD contains the entire text from the
May/June issue of Shareware Magazine, featuring hardware reviews of
the Tandy Sensation and the Media Vision Pro 16 Multimedia System.
Software reviews included cover 58 new shareware releases, security,
educational, CD audio and PIM's. 159 of the programs mentioned in the
magazine are included and can be downloaded using the HyperReader

There are also 89 programs which were updated since the last issue of
Shareware Magazine, helping those of you who have purchased the 12th
edition of the PC-SIG Library keep on top of the everchanging world
of shareware.

As well, a description of every program in the PC-SIG Library can be
searched with the WordCruncher text retrieval program. This Games CD
continues the ten year PC-SIG tradition of providing quality programs
and information to help you find the best program for your purpose.

System Requirements: IBM PC/AT/PS/2 or compatible computer with 640K,
DOS 3.3 or higher, Microsoft MS-DOS CD-ROM Extensions and a CD-ROM
player. We recommend a 386 with a VGA monitor.

T h e  P C - S I G   W o r l d   o f   W i n d o w s   C D - R O M

The brand new PC-SIG World Of Windows is a must-have for Windows users.
In order to produce the best possible Windows collection PC-SIG has made
an alliance with the acclaimed Windows OnLine BBS. So not only do you have
access to the collecting and weeding out efforts for which PC-SIG is
famous, but also the huge volume of fonts and sound files and the in-depth
software reviews of the world's best Windows BBS.

This CD contains every one of the best Windows shareware programs
available, 350+ in all, over 900 TrueType fonts which can be used
without royalties, 429 ATM fonts, over 2,000 sound files in .WAV,
.VOC, .SND, .SOU, .MID format and 2,794 icons! A major computer
catalog is offering a collection of 250 fonts for $49.95. They have
great prices on hardware and software, but this time they can't
touch us.

As if the files aren't enough, we thought you would want to preview
and use these sounds, fonts, icons and programs directly from the CD,
without taking the time and space to unarchive them. So we have
included a font previewer and installed, a sound player and an icon
manager. Over 200 of the programs can be run simply by clicking on
them in the File Manager. Nobody else offers you anything close to
this type of access.

We're not done yet. In add to all the Windows riches described above,
this CD also contains the text and programs from the July-August
issue of Shareware Magazine. This is the second in a six-volume PC-SIG
Encyclopedia of Shareware CD-ROM series (Games was the first). Each
volume includes the programs from a section of the PC-SIG Library plus
all the text and every program from the current issue of Shareware
Magazine. Software reviews for this issue cover over 100 programs
including games, communications, printing, text editors and more. 124
of the programs mentioned in the magazine are included, plus 225
programs updated since the May-June issue.

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                            P C  -  S I G

Welcome to the world of Shareware, state of the art software you can
actually try before you buy.

Shareware, a term coined in the early eighties, refers to the method of
distribution chosen by the software authors.  With shareware, you can
receive a program and put it through its paces without having to pay for
it. If you find the program useful, and choose to keep the program, then
you pay a modest registration fee to the author.

For the last nine years, PC-SIG has been providing shareware and public
domain software to its customers and members.  Since 1982 PC-SIG has
developed an unprecedented library of shareware programs, constantly
updated, consistently strong in every category.  Our library of
shareware contains over 3500 titles divided into 120 logical categories.

Every program we add to the library is thoroughly reviewed and tested to
insure that each one meets the high standards of reliability and value we
insist upon and you expect.  As a result, our library doesn't contain
every shareware program available, just those that really work.

PC-SIG has grown into the premier distributor of shareware and and
shareware information by producing shareware collections on CD-ROM,
publishing an encyclopedia of shareware, and by publishing Shareware
Magazine, a bi-monthly magazine distributed world-wide.

Quality and support - guaranteed.  All of our programs are guaranteed
virus free.  We've isolated our systems and check every program
submitted to insure that no viruses make their way to your computer or

Our support staff is available by phone as well as on our BBS to help
you with questions about installation and operation of PC-SIG's

Through our network of international distributors, PC- SIG strives to
bring you the most current, exciting, technically advanced software
available as shareware.

If you can't find the software you need in PC-SIG's library, it may well
not exist.

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              S H A R E W A R E  M A G A Z I N E

Shareware Magazine has distinguished itself as the only internationally
distributed periodical devoted to the use and business of shareware.
Shareware Magazine provides detailed reviews of new products,
hard-hitting comparisons of shareware programs with regular retail
software, and timely information about changes in the industry and the
latest technology.

Intriguing columnists and regular features add to the excitement.  The
beginners section sheds light on new user's concerns regarding
everything from choosing the right operating system to alleviating the
intimidation of using on-line systems.

Educational sections focus on how low cost shareware can aid in
classroom learning, curriculum development, and as a forum for
discussing the impact of computers and technology in schools.

Graphics Gallery renders expert advice and suggestions on how to better
work with graphics, desktop publishing, CAD systems, and the Windows

Programmers benefit from others experience in developing new programs or
polishing existing ones as well as choosing the right programming

And columnists provide that subjective component, sometimes
controversial, that calls for a closer look at the way we compute and
how shareware effects what we do.

Published bimonthly, Shareware Magazine is available on a subscription
or at your local newsstand or computer bookstore.  In conjunction with
PC-SIG, there are special benefits for subscribers as well as
opportunities for discount purchases from PC-SIG.

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CDROM    TXT      7526   9-24-93   1:51p
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