Electronic Education, a division of Pearson
Education, has announced the release of
Waterford Early Math & Science, a
technology-driven curriculum for students in
pre-kindergarten through grade two.

Based on research by the Waterford Institute,
which also developed the popular Waterford
Early Reading intervention program, Early
Math & Science uses a variety of
methods—including multimedia tools and
research-based sequencing—to enhance the
math and science skills of struggling
students.

The year-long curriculum incorporates a daily,
15-minute, computer-based instruction
period, followed by a variety of different online
and offline exercises. Through its use of
easy-to-learn controls and its incorporation of
music, advanced graphics, and colorful
animation, Early Math & Science aims to
ensure that children remain actively involved in
the learning process.

Teachers can use the program not only to
cover new topics, but also to review old
concepts. A series of assessment tests
require students to prove their mastery of
certain concepts. The skills students learn in
the classroom are relayed home through
books, videotapes, and newsletters to
parents.

The software is geared to aid teachers in
conveying concepts to children based on the
individual pace of their learning abilities. It
also provides teachers with the ability to
assess a student’s progress at any time
during the year.

The Waterford Early Math & Science program
is licensed as a turnkey “math center” and
costs an average of $20,000 for a
three-station installation. This cost includes
hardware, software, training, technical
support, and student materials for three years.
Site license pricing for larger installations also
is available.

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