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Virtual Tiles

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us (403.74 KB)
MD5: 4924ddee0a9ecdcbdc0f374f01075d97
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
Virtual_Tiles.img_.sit (405.90 KB)
MD5: adc5768526804d5360f0fadb96f0c1ea
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
Virtual_Tiles.sit (404.27 KB)
MD5: df344a832b222b0422949a7443c4edcb
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
This app works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II,

Virtual Tiles is a software program which gives students of all ages a concrete model for operations with integers and polynomials. It is a computerized version of the algebra tiles manipulative used by many teachers. The evaluation of an expression, combining like terms, solving equations, the distributive property, multiplication of polynomials, division of polynomials, and factoring, all have concrete models using tiles which are extremely effective. Virtual Tiles allows a student to construct her/his own meaning for many complicated concepts. Students can then factor expressions with Virtual Tiles that very few students in high school could do using any other technique. This software provides all the benefits of working with algebra tiles or blocks with many significant advantages. (From the product manual)

NECTAR Foundation released this Macintosh application for free from their website and states this as unsupported.

Architecture: 68k PPC

It states that it is compatible with Mac OS 8.6 or later. Virtual Tiles also will run in Classic mode under Mac OS X. In Classic mode, the screen resolution must be no greater than 800 x 600.


MacTouch's picture
by MacTouch - 2017, August 20 - 6:20pm

Hi Katie,

As u requested, I have added .sit files. Also, I have added some screenshots & modified compatibility informations. This application works from SSW 7 thru Mac OS 9 & in all resolutions. As u can see, it works well with BII & SheepShaver whatever the system used & the resolution. It can work also with Mini vMac, but the window cannot be moved elsewhere. So I can't recommend using it with...

Cheers Wink

Katie Cadet's picture
by Katie Cadet - 2017, August 20 - 2:39pm

Well, this one hasn't been updated in a while, so now may be a good chance to repackage the ZIP file for compatibility with Classic Mac OS systems (StuffIt preferred, and also a Disk Copy image if needed), and I also need to make sure that the app is backwards compatible with early versions of Mac OS prior to 8.6 and prior to the PowerPC as stated in the manual download link, and also make sure if it works in SheepShaver if it requires a PowerPC in the later releases and Basilisk II in the earlier releases, and finally, the description should be updated to reflect the new changes, maybe a couple of screenshots would do. It appears to be a work-in-progress so if anyone can do that, I will be very grateful! Thanks!