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App of the Week: 1,500 math tutorials

By Laura Devaney
May 5th, 2014

virtual-nerdName: Virtual Nerd Mobile Math App

What is it? Virtual Nerd Mobile Math is a free math app from Pearson that provides on-the-go access to a video library of more than 1,500 math tutorials. The interactive tutorials, aligned to the Common Core and other rigorous standards, review fundamental math concepts for middle and high school students.

Best for: Middle and high school students

Price: Free

Requirements: iOS 6.0 or later; compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch

Features: Organized by topic and standard, Virtual Nerd Mobile Math makes it easy to navigate and find the video on the concept a student needs to practice. Virtual Nerd’s on-screen instructors provide clear and approachable explanations; students and teachers can mark “favorite” videos so that they can instantly return to them in the future.

In addition, schools using Pearson’s Common Core math programs, Pearson High School Mathematics Common Core ©2015, Pearson Integrated High School Mathematics Common Core © 2014, and digits ©2015, can search the app by the program’s table of contents.

Link: iTunes; an Android app is expected by fall of 2014.

About the Author:

Laura Devaney

Laura Devaney is the Director of News for eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, and rooting for the Terps. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura http://twitter.com/eSN_Laura