enVisionMATH: Understanding Fractions Earns Finalist Honors in 2011 Software & Information Industry Association CODiE Awards

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Free App From Pearson Recognized in Best Mobile Education Solution Category

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enVisionMATH: Understanding Fractions, a free app for elementary students, is a finalist in the prestigious 2011 Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) CODiE Awards. Developed based on the award-winning instructional approach of enVisionMATH, Pearson's bestselling elementary math program, the app is honored in the Best Mobile Education Solution. Students in grades K-6 can turn to the app for additional practice as they learn with the program's new edition, enVisionMATH Common Core ©2012, built from the ground up to provide 100 percent coverage of the Common Core State Standards for Math.

Established in 1986, the CODiE Awards celebrate outstanding achievement across the software, digital information and education technology industries. Nominated products undergo an intensive review by subject matter experts, analysts, journalists and other respected authorities in education technology.

"When young learners understand fractions, they are on their way to building a firm foundation for learning math throughout their education," said Mike Evans, senior vice president of Mathematics, Pearson. "That is why our first app in the series we are developing to support the nation's No. 1 math program focuses on this important concept. We are honored that our peers in the ed-tech industry recognize the way Pearson is leveraging mobile technology to engage students in developing the math skills requisite for success in school, college and careers."

enVisionMATH: Understanding Fractions is an engaging and visual way for children to learn about fractions. Featuring the delightful animated animals from the popular elementary math program, the app helps children understand dividing areas into equal parts, fractions and regions, and fractions and sets. A "Quick Check" assessment at the end of each lesson lets children test what they have learned. enVisionMATH: Understanding Fractions is one of more than 100 apps Pearson created for teachers and learners of all ages as part of its overall commitment to leverage emerging technologies to personalize learning for all students. To download enVisionMATH: Understanding Fractions, go to http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/envisionmath-understanding/id366494910?mt=8.

For the second consecutive year, Pearson tops the list of companies with products named as CODiE finalists, with 15 innovative ed-tech and information management products earning recognition. All were developed based on the company's commitment to leveraging the power of technology and innovation to prepare today's students for success in college and careers. Pearson products earning finalist honors span the spectrum of today's breakthrough education and business technology products, such as mobile learning apps, educational games, technology-driven professional development and robust systems for managing information and data. Pearson's programs are focused on college- and career-readiness and preparing students to meet the Common Core State Standards.

In addition to enVisionMATH: Understanding Fractions, the company's products moving on to the next round of competition in this year's CODiE Awards are Briggs/Cochran Calculus; EQUELLA; Grammar Jammers Primary Edition; Hospitality and Tourism Interactive; MyLiteratureLab; MyMathLab Algebra I and II; MyMathTest; MyReadingLab; myWorld Geography; PowerSchool; PowerTeacher 2.0; SuccessMaker; SuccessMaker Collaborate; and Words Their Way Online Workshop.

In the next step of the CODiE Awards process, enVisionMATH: Understanding Fractions will be voted on by the entire SIIA membership, who determines the winner in each category. The CODiE Awards will be announced at the 2011 Ed Tech Industry Summit in San Francisco on May 23.

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Lisa Wolfe, L. Wolfe Communications, 773-227-1049, lwolfe(at)lwolfe(dot)com

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