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
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
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
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.
Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at [email protected].