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CK-12 Launches Open Adaptive Math and Science Apps for iOS and Android

The CK-12 Foundation, a nonprofit organization that develops open source software for education, has introduced free math and science adaptive practice apps for iOS and Android devices, expanding the platform beyond its existing Web apps for Windows 8 and Chromebooks.

The apps provide students with practice problems in middle and high school math and science subjects, including arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, biology, chemistry and physics. The apps adjust problems and suggest learning materials based on individual performance. Teachers and parents can monitor student progress through the company's site, which tracks student progress and includes reports on the number of easy, medium and hard questions each student completed successfully.

The CK-12 Foundation has also partnered with learning management system company Blackboard to make CK-12 content available to schools through Blackboard's cross-platform learning object repository, xpLor. Initially, Blackboard will offer CK-12's geometry, algebra, biology and chemistry content, with more subjects to follow. Teachers and students can use CK-12 to access more than 100,000 customizable digital textbooks, interactive content and digital simulations. Teachers can also use the platform to create their own assessments. CK-12 content will be available to Blackboard users at no cost.

Blackboard is hosting a free webinar about Blackboard xpLor March 25, 2015 at 2 p.m. Eastern.

The new CK-12 math and science practice apps are available through the iTunes Store and Google Play. Further information about CK-12's new apps can be found on the company's site.

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Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at leilameyer@gmail.com.

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