Testing 1, 2, 3 (to be replaced by a more current version with the proper name, T/Maker, soon.)
version has most features planned including all
the core stuff. I expect to be finished by September 1st. I will
probably price this at $5 for sale online to individuals. I would love
to get it into a school system at a close to nothing price.
There is a tutorial built-in, but I think reading the home page
carefully and looking at the videos gives a better perspective. The
tutorial does have some information which is not covered elsewhere.
There are some examples included in the download. Good ideas for
templates are welcomed. I can post new ones as they get created on the
The Demo Version to download is limited in that it will expire the first week in October.
There are examples to play with and modify. You can also fetch a screen
to play with in the Teach Me Menu. And you can start with a blank
screen if you like. Most everything is simple. A little practice
getting used to the calculation trail syntax is the best way to spend
your time. The other stuff can be mastered in minutes.
For a while, I was calling this program MightyMath. The program will currently open files of either .mtym or .tmkr. Most of the examples are still .mtym.
Since T/Maker requires the JRE (below) in addition to the program and
support files in a zipped folder, I have to anticipate that some people
will find some frustration somewhere.
Feedback will be appreciated. If you ran into a problem and solved it,
I would be happy to add a description to this page. This is somewhat
new territory for me as all my previous products were for Windows only
and had no requirements beyond that. I have, of course, run the program
on a Mac as well and it worked fine. So far, I have not seen a situation where a properly installed program does not run well.
Java Runtime Environment (JRE)
T/Maker is written in java and runs on Mac / Apple Computers, Windows,
and a number of other platforms. You will need to install the Java
Runtime Environment available from Oracle at no charge if you don't already have it. The link is below:
obtained the one for Windows (x64) which I am running on a 10 year old
machine with Windows 7. There appears to be one for earlier processors
(x86). I could not use it on my old Windows XP machine that's about 25 years old.
On the Mac I used, a JRE was already installed. But the machine was set
to not allow running programs other than those obtained at the Apple
Store. To solve this problem:
1. I went to System Preferences. Then to the right of the General tab, I clicked Security & Privacy.
2. On the dialog box that appeared, I clicked the image of a lock to allow changes.
3. I then clicked the option to allow apps from "Anywhere".
had previously tried a technique that claimed to allow a single
program to be designated as exempt from the general restriction. It
involved the use of the <Ctrl> key. Unfortunately, it did work as
explained for the machine I was using.
The file to download is a zip file (TMaker.zip). It contains:
1. TMaker.jar (the executable java file)
2. Some resources used by the above (mostly cursors)
3. .mtym files which are example tables or tables used in the tutorial
Windows: use a right mouse button to "Save As" in a new folder you
create. Then use another right mouse button on the TMaker.zip file
and choose the "Extract All" option. To run the program, double click
the file MightMath.jar. Failure to do that, on my machine, yielded a
start up directory of "system32" which is not what you want.
Mac: A click on the line below put the zip with in my download
directory in a folder named TMaker. From there I just found and
clicked on the TMaker.jar file and it came up running fine. I did
not need to ask it to extract the files. That appeared to have done