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Amplify Acquires Desmos' Math Curriculum; Desmos Calculators to Spin Off, Remain Free
- By Kristal Kuykendall
Curriculum and assessment provider Amplify today announced it has acquired Desmos’ digital math curriculum and instructional technology, and said Desmos’ calculators will be spun off separately as Desmos Studios and will remain free to use.
Amplify and Desmos will “deeply integrate” their curriculum technology and content, according to a news release; the combined program, based on Illustrative Math’s K–12 Math standards, will include Amplify’s STEM curriculum and Desmos’ digital tools and instructional approach. Desmos technology “will also power new modes of creative, collaborative learning in the next generation of Amplify’s science and literacy core programs,” the company said.
The educator resource dashboard at teacher.desmos.com is rebranded as Desmos Classroom and will continue to provide free lesson-building tools; Amplify said it will be adding more instructional content, professional learning resources, and classroom learning tools to Desmos Classroom in the future.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Learn more at Amplify.com and Desmos.com.
Kristal Kuykendall is editor, 1105 Media Education Group. She can
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