This applet displays basic math equations that the user is invited to solve. To begin the process, click once in the applet area. Then use the number keys to enter your answers (backspace to make corrections). Hit 'Return/Enter' to see if it is correct or not. The applet may be timed with the TIMED parameter.
The applet may be downloaded for free by clicking on the TAR-file link below (read the FAQ if you're not sure what to do with a TAR file). The FAQ also has step by step instructions on how to embed an applet into your own webpage.
Once unTARed, you should find the following classes (plus a '.jar' file if you want to use the archive= attribute in the <applet> tag):
Below are descriptions of all the parameters you may use to customize the applets to your webpages. Be sure to enclose any parameters that contain white space in double-quotation marks. Most parameters have default values in case you do not specify your own values, but the first two parameters (AUTHOR and COPYRIGHT) are necessary. If you are not sure how to incorporate an applet into a webpage (with its parameter names and values), looks at the source of this webpage and the applet embedded for an example, or read the FAQ page.
AUTHOR: This parameter must appear exactly as follows:
<param name=AUTHOR value="Eric Harshbarger, http://www.ericharshbarger.org">
COPYRIGHT: This parameter must appear exactly as follows:
<param name=COPYRIGHT value="FlashCard applet, Copyright 1999, Eric Harshbarger">
BGCOLOR: This parameter indicates the background color of the applet. Consult the FAQ page if you are unsure what format to use for the parameter's value.
FGCOLOR: This parameter indicates the foreground color of the applet. Consult the FAQ page if you are unsure what format to use for the parameter's value.
FONTNAME: This value indicates the fontface used by the applet. Java1.0.2 has the following values from which to choose (must be spelled exactly): TimesRoman, Dialog, Courier, Helvetica, DialogInput, Symbol.
FONTSIZE: This value indicates the size of the font used by the applet.
FONTSTYLE: This value indicates the style of the font used by the applet. The value should be one of the following: plain, bold, italic, bolditalic.
MAXIMUM.ANSWER: This is a number that indicates the largest value the answer to any flashcard equation will be. The default is 100.
TIMED: Indicates the number of seconds the user is given to solve as many equations as possible. The default is -1 which means the applet will not be timed (the user can answer as many as he/she wishes).
SOUND.CORRECT: A sound file that is played when a correct answer is given.
SOUND.INCORRECT: A sound file that is played when an incorrect answer is given.
OPERATIONS: A comma separated list of which math operations are used. Choise from 'add', 'subtract', and 'multiply'.
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