Math & Science Fonts CD
Here's a great tool for making your own math practice sheets. This CD-ROM includes characters for addition problems to 10, angles, basic math, clocks, counting beans, currency, division problems using the number 10, fraction circles and rectangles, measurement rulers, multiplication through 10, place value, seasons, subtraction through 10, and weather conditions and symbols.
The installation is pretty easy - simply pop the disc into your drive and it should install automatically. If it doesn't, there are instructions to help you out. When you are ready to make a worksheet, click on the 'format' button on your tool bar, click 'font,' and choose the type of practice you want for this project. There are some short cut suggestions offered in the front flap of your package, but I found it easier to use the 'insert' button on your tool bar. You will need to use a much larger font size (I used 72) if you are making the worksheet for a younger child. I also found that the only way I could tell what the coins were suppose to be for the currency symbols was to print them quite large. The time savings really comes in when you can just insert whole addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problems, rather than making them up yourself. I also like that you can insert sections of the ruler (for measurement) and they will appear connected.
This CD is compatible with both Windows and Macintosh computers, and would be a real time and money savings for families or classrooms with a smaller budget. You can make just the worksheets you need rather than buying workbooks from which you will only use part of the pages.