Fund for X: Department of Education awards $900K to enhance algebra learning technology

 Graspable Inc., an Indiana University-related startup, has received a two-year, $900,000 SBIR Phase II grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences. The company will use the funds to develop Graspable Math Activities. The high-tech, dynamic algebra notation app provides opportunities for students to practice algebra on their laptops and tablets. A video about the underlying technology is online. Graspable Math Activities will consist of three parts: An app that allows students to work on algebra activities, provides instant step-by-step feedback and creates teacher reports for formative assessment.A library of algebra activities -- organized by standards, topics and grades -- for teachers to assign to their students.A...

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