(SAN DIEGO, CA) March 20, 2017 — To provide users with a fully mobile math curriculum, Learning Upgrade, an innovative edtech company providing digital, differentiated literacy curriculum designed to support both children and adult learners during learning breakthroughs, has added 60 new Algebra lessons to the Learning Upgrade app. Designed by educators, each standards-aligned lesson integrates exciting songs, video, and games that engage even the most reluctant students.
Aimed to serve students in Algebra 1 classes and those working to achieve a GED or high school diploma, the Algebra Upgrade course guides users through a series of interactive, differentiated, step-by-step lessons to help them meet the rigors of state and College and Career Readiness (CCRS) standards. Each lesson provides practice problems accompanied by immediate intervention and remediation with multimedia supports. Students can repeat lessons until they master them, earning a gold certificate when they are proficient on each of the standard’s benchmarks. Each full course takes students 20–25 hours to complete.
“Algebra is a gatekeeper, often preventing students from earning a diploma or GED, going to college, or passing an entrance exam,” said Vinod Lobo, the co-founder and CEO of Learning Upgrade. “The Algebra lessons, now included in our app, are designed to teach difficult algebra topics in a new format of rich instruction, practice, and remediation. We want learners to make a breakthrough in algebra so they can move on to academic success.”
The Learning Upgrade app was recently named a top eight semifinalist in the $7 million Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE presented by Dollar General Literacy Foundation, a global competition challenging teams to develop mobile applications for adult learners that result in the greatest increase in literacy skills in just 12 months.
Lobo added, “We know a majority of low-literate adults own smartphones, which is why the Learning Upgrade app is a great option for students looking to enhance their math skills. The app provides students the freedom to learn on the go and at their own pace until they reach mastery.”
About Learning Upgrade
Founded in 1998 by educators, musicians, artists, and programmers in San Diego, Learning Upgrade designs innovative, engaging lessons to support struggling students in reading and math. Through the incorporation of songs, video, games, and educational research, Learning Upgrade has helped more than 1 million students make learning breakthroughs. For more information, please visit LearningUpgrade.com.
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