NY school children may start learning math with the help of apps. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott invited developers to submit apps, games and other programs that could teach middle school math to students. The winners will be selected in June and all submissions will be considered for inclusion in school programs in the fall.
Getting Smart reports that the competition is part of the Dept. of Ed’s Innovation Zone, or iZone, program that includes 250 schools using new teaching tools. This initiative is a first in a series of challenges that the city will host for the development of new teaching tools. Winners will receive up to $104,000 in cash prizes and other services.