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For some time, our math department has been making good use of Khan Academy to help students learn tricky math concepts. In addition, PA students have contributed to the creation of many of these instructional modules. But historically, it hasn’t been very satisfying to use the mobile version of Khan Academy: Although all of its videos were available on its iOS app, none of its thousands of training exercises were offered to iOS users.
So it is very good news that the app has been updated. All 150,000 math exercises that are on the Web are now available via the app. Because the new iPad version syncs with the Web version on your desktop, you can keep track of your progress in any module. The update takes advantage of some unique iPad capabilities, such as touching and manipulating geometric figures to help answer geometry questions. More information is available in the article “Every Khan Academy course isnow available on the iPad for the first time,” from The Verge.