Montessorium Celebrates Cartographer Gerardus Mercator

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[] West Chester - Montessorium announces in celebration of the 500th anniversary of cartographer Gerardus Mercator's birth, Montessorium is lowering the price of its educational app Intro to Geography: North America. For a limited time, the iPad app is available for $0.99 (regular price $2.99). To see a video of the app in action, click on link below.

Flemish cartographer Gerardus Mercator was born on March 4, 1512. Mercator created a new type of map that revolutionized map-making. This cylindrical map projection, as it was later called, offered a more realistic depiction of our planet's geography.

The Mercator Map eventually became the standard for nautical navigation, and its accuracy allowed explorers to travel further than had been previously possible. Mercator also created a new way of producing globes, replacing wood or bronze, which were expensive and labor intensive, with papier-mache.

Montessorium - A New Type of Classroom

Montessorium develops educational applications for iPhone and iPad. The apps employ educational principals developed by the Italian educator Maria Montessori. The series includes Intro to Letters, Intro to Math, Intro to Geography: North America, and Alpha Writer.

Montessorium's applications have received praise for their elegant design and education value. They have been showcased in national Apple commercials and are featured as demo apps on the iPhone 4S at all authorized Apple retailers. CNET named Intro to Letters among its "Best iPad Apps for Kids," and Macworld wrote, "This is straight-up teaching." According to Wired magazine's Geek Dad, Intro to Letters and Intro to Math are "gorgeous to look at" and "the implementation is impressive."

Device Requirements:
* iOS 4.0 or later
* Compatible with iPad
* 21.5 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Intro to Geography - North America 1.1 is only $0.99 USD for a limited time (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.

Located in West Chester, Pennsylvania, Montessorium develops educational applications for iPhone and iPad. Copyright (C) 2012 Montessorium. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.


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