Monty is a program based around the exploration of various 10 x 10 number grids. There are 9 different grids which can be selected and some of these can be used in different orientations on the screen. ‘Start’ begins a new game and/or changes the orientation of the grid.
Clicking on the ‘Monty’ button will make ‘Monty’ python appear or he will appear automatically after a set time. ‘Monty’ then starts to move around the screen. After a number of seconds or when the mouse is clicked ‘Monty’ will stop and a number clue will be displayed on his back.
The user has to determine which numbers are being concealed by the rest of Monty’s body. As the user types in a number the number is displayed in a message box on the screen and on Monty’s back if the guess is correct or in the appropriate position on the grid if it is not correct. When every concealed number is revealed a ‘Reward’ screen is displayed.
Counter is a very flexible counting program which allows you to set up either one or two counters to count in different ways.
You can set the starting number and the step by which the counter increases, so at the simplest level you might set the counter to start at 0 and count in steps of 1.
The program also allows the setting of a step increment so you can start at 0 with a step of 2 and a step increment of 1 to produce the sequence: 0 2 5 9 14 20...
Other controls allow the speed of the counter to be adjusted and an audio signal to be set to show the changes to the units, tens, hundreds or thousands column.
Decimal numbers up to two decimal places can be used as can negative numbers.
You can choose to have a single counter displayed or two counters displayed side-by-side or vertically.