What is Educational Software?
Educational software is designed to increase your child's knowledge while
creating a positive experience that encourages them to learn.
Educational software programs are ones that produce results and can show
improvement in a child’s academic ability. For educational software to work it
doesn’t need to be 'games based'. It does however, need to be rewarding. The best
way to achieve this is by positive recognition of what the user has done, positive
comments and remarks.
How will educational software help my child learn?
Our program does this in four ways. First, it provides an interactive experience that
children enjoy. Second, it matches the level of challenge to the capability of
the individual learner. Third, the program, having all the patience in the
world, allows the child to control the pace. Fourth, children see positive
results and improvements in their own work.
The result is an experience that engages a child to learn and provides positive
reassurance that they can do it, they can achieve, that they can tackle a
problem and solve it.
The learning values in educational software programs.
Many programs today profess to be educational software, but in actual fact they
are just games which provide high entertainment value but little educational
value. Unfortunately, many manage to bundle maths activities into the games, but
the child is usually too focused on the games to make the connection to the
maths fundamentals that are being used.
Our educational software dedicates about 5% of the time to games, simply to
retain the user's interest, and the remaining 95% into active maths practice,
without annoying distractions.
We clearly state that our educational software is 'not simply a game' but a serious
attempt to focus on what matters: maths and the fundamental theory, concepts and
activities to practice.
Learning from educational software does differ from learning in the classroom.
A computer does not replace classroom learning. However, educational software
does have advantages. Children can use it at home, in their own time.
Our software offers constant reinforcement, giving the child a positive self
image and helping them feel good about learning Maths. They are able
to see their own progress and work independently at any year level that suits
Educational software must match the level of challenge for the learner.
To provide the right level of challenge for children of different skill levels
or ages, good programs have different levels of difficulty.
Our software is
already graded for each of the 6 year levels. Additionally, other parameters in
our educational software can also be set to further refine and challenge the
In addition to skill and knowledge development, good educational software
develops the child's ability and patience to understand and follow instruction,
develop problem solving skills and gain confidence in navigating software on a
Within each of these year levels there is still ample variety of
difficulty, allowing the learner to be challenged yet still feel that they are
using the appropriate educational software.
How to measure if my child is learning from the
For both teachers and parents who have an interest in
children using educational software, some programs have built-in performance
Our software has extensive reporting to show you overall results, averages,
recent history and trends. It will show which learning activities or exercises each user
has done and their level of proficiency in each one.
How does the software company make a difference?
There are many ways to gauge if you are getting additional value from your