Learning Today, Inc., a Florida-based educational software publisher, announced the release of their newest product, Geo2Know (TM pending), an Adobe Flash-based geometry program designed for elementary school-aged children. This release is the newest product added to the company’s already extensive online Smart Tutor Math program. Like other Smart Tutor reading and math products, Geo2Know includes an extensive skills assessment and a differentiated instruction prescription in order to address each child’s individual academic needs.
The new Geo2Know curriculum consists of geometry lessons for Kindergarten through 5 th grade students and includes standards-based interactive tutorials, practice activities, and benchmark assessments. The program includes lessons on two- and three-dimensional shapes, Transformations, Symmetry, Spatial Relationships, and Coordinate Geometry. In alignment with the Standards & Focal Points of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Geo2Know enables children to analyze characteristics and properties of two- and three-dimensional geometric shapes and develop mathematical arguments about geometric relationships. They also learn to specify locations and describe spatial relationships using coordinate geometry and other representational systems as well as to use visualization, spatial reasoning, and geometric modeling to solve problems. Nora Jaegerman, Learning Today’s Director of Mathematics,said, “I am very excited to release our new Geo2Know program because our research indicated a significant gap between what was being taught versus what was being learned in Geometry in elementary school. The product’s explicit methodology, immediate and specific feedback, interactive use of characters, high-tech animations, and Internet-generation games and visual effects were all specifically designed to close that gap and help students understand and apply Geometry concepts in a contemporary setting.”
In accordance with Learning Today’s “No Nickel and Dime Policy,” all existing Smart Tutor clients automatically receive Geo2Know as a free upgrade to their existing Smart Tutor Math subscription. In addition, all new clients also receive Geo2Know with their purchase of Smart Tutor Math. “As part of our ongoing service and support program, we believe that our existing clients deserve all new product upgrades without incurring additional fees,” stated Dale Baker, CEO/President of Learning Today. “We believe that if the school or parents are happy with their children’s results, they will undoubtedly renew their Smart Tutor subscription. It’s a win/win policy.”