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  • 1. Installing Fizzy’s First Numbers Windows Computers Fizzy’s First Numbers can be run directly from CD-ROM by double-clicking on its icon. Alternatively, it can be installed by double-clicking on the Setup icon and following the on-screen instructions. Installation will add Fizzy’s First Numbers to your Programs menu as Start>Programs>Sherston Software>Fizzy’s First Numbers. The installed version still requires the CD-ROM to be in the drive during use. If you intend to install Fizzy’s First Numbers on a network, please consult the User Guide. Note: If you experience sound problems you may need to install Quicktime. There is an installer in the Quicktime folder on the CD-ROM. Alternatively, it is possible to alter settings in Control Panel to resolve sound problems. Sherston’s Technical HelpDesk will be pleased to advise. Apple Mac Computers Fizzy’s First Numbers can be run directly from CD-ROM by double-clicking on its icon. Alternatively, it can be installed by double-clicking on the Install Fizzy’s First Numbers icon (on OS 10.2 or later double-click on Install Fizzy’s First Numbers - OSX). Click the Select Folder button if you want to change the installation location. Click the Install button to install to the location specified. Click the Quit button when installation has finished. The installation creates a shortcut on your desktop. Alternatively, browse to the installation location and double click the Fizzy’s First Numbers icon. The installed version still requires the CD-ROM to be in the drive during use. If you wish to install Fizzy’s First Numbers on a network, please consult the User Guide. Recommended System Requirements Windows computers Apple Mac computers Pentium® 166MHz Power Mac G3 233MHz processor processor (recommended) (recommended) 32MB RAM (recommended) 32MB RAM (recommended) Microsoft® Windows® OS 8.6 or later for Classic version Version 95 or later OS X version 10.2 or later 16 Bit colour is required to run the OS X version Soundcard natively CD-ROM drive 16 Bit colour Soundcard CD-ROM drive Some low specification (32MB) iMacs may not have sufficient free memory to run all of the activities in Fizzy’s First Numbers. If you receive a ‘Type 2 error’, or experience any other memory problem during use, then restart the iMac. This QuickStart should make more memory available, allowing you to continue using the program. Many Sherston titles will run on computers with lower specifications than those Children will enjoy helping Fizzy and the number friends as listed above. In some cases, performance may be affected. Please call us for further they explore the world of number. advice concerning our minimum specifications and we will be happy to help you. Uniquely designed to enable early learners to focus on either one Please note: The User Guide provides more detailed technical advice and number or one educational objective, Fizzy’s First Numbers provides information. If you experience any difficulties please do not hesitate to contact our an essential resource for young children as they develop their Technical HelpDesk: 01666 843 224, support@sherston.co.uk awareness of counting skills within the number range 1 to 9.
  • 2. Using Fizzy’s First Numbers There are nine activities to explore in Fizzy’s First Numbers. The teaching focus of each is: The Main Menu can be presented in two different ways. The default presentation allows you to access the activities through a specific Watering the Plants: number; each house on the Main Join in number Menu represents the numeral that's rhymes counting displayed on it. Clicking on any 1–9. Icing Biscuits: Join house takes you to a second menu in reciting a number where you can select the activity sequence, starting you want to play with that number. the count at a given Main Menu in number mode number. Party Time: Alternatively, in Options you can One-to-one opt to select the activities directly on correspondence when the Main Menu. Each house on the counting; understand that Main Menu will represent an the number for the last activity. item counted gives the Woolly Washer: total of the set. Understand the conservation of number. Hungry Pets: Count a set of Options Screen items reliably. Bedtime Favourites: Clicking on a house will take you to Count out a given a second menu where you can number of items select the number you want to play from a larger set. that activity with. Hide and Seek: Recognise numerals 1–9. Spotty Pants: Match a set of items with its corresponding numeral. Bathtime Ducks: Main Menu in activity mode Match sets of items with corresponding Activity Screens numerals; complete Every activity screen has the same basic a short number interface, with two function buttons sequence. Don’t forget there are lots of making Fizzy’s First Numbers very easy Resource Sheets on the CD-ROM Return to menu Repeat speech to use! for you to print and use! button. button.