Need to learn algebra? There's an app for that, as a group of students at Washington Middle and Hudson K-8 schools in California found out Sept. 8, reports the Long Beach Press-Telegram. Collectively at both schools, about 150 eighth-graders in four classes were provided with iPads loaded with a digital interactive Algebra I textbook to use this school year. The iPads and software were distributed as part of a one-year pilot program run by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), the educational publishing firm that produced the digital interactive textbook. The study will compare the academic performance of a control group of...

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