Educational software was slow to start on the Amstrad but seems to be growing apace. Willow Software has recently released two packages lor the younger age ranges entitled Early Maths and Early Words.
Early Maths consists of four separate programs covering, in all. age ranges from four to eight. Titles of the programs are. you'll be surprised to hear, Addition. Subtraction, Multiplication and Division. The tasks involved are fairly simple, with basic animated sequences to illustrate the sum being asked. For example, if the child makes a mistake in the addition program, eg, when asked to count the number of figures in two groups, then the figures move individually to enable the correct answer to be discovered.
Similarly a wrong answer in the division program produces a cricketer who bats a series of balls into a number of boxes representing the divisor.
There are a lot of programs similar to this around, but Early Maths is quite neatly produced and is among the better offerings.