Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) and the Virginia Department of Education have teamed up to conduct the first-ever 18-month pilot of HMH Fuse: Algebra 1 for iPad.
Using the world's only full-curriculum Algebra app for Apple tablet computers, the pilot encompasses the 2012 Spring semester and the 2012–2013 school year to help evaluate the degree to which students show measurably improved performance and more favorable attitudes toward math.
All content and technical support, will be provided by HMH, including all quantitative and qualitative assessments and professional development associated with the evaluation plan.
The initiative is announced just days after HMH
unveiled the results of a study in Riverside, California, where students who learned Algebra using their iPad app scored 20 percentage points higher (on average) than their peers who learned using traditional methods.