Apangea Math, an education technology tool founded in 2005, delivers traditional classroom instruction through adaptive software for underperforming students. Students engaged in the tool also receive assistance from online tutors made available through the program.
The edtech adapts to the student’s learning ability by assessing their performances in the curriculum provided and assists students preparing to leave high school and head into college.
Students who continue to use the program can earn points as an incentive to continue learning. Users can redeem their points for iTunes, Barnes and Noble gift cards, Apangea Learning material, or iPods. They can also use their points to make financial donations to charities.
The 10-year research, which was conducted by the U.S. Air Force, had the backing of $12 million in investment funding to produce the e-learning model. The research included more than 30,000 public school students in seven states.
The company is based in Pittsburgh and has approximately 250,000 students in 34 states using the product.
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