Khan Academy launches its most personal and interactive new iPad app

Includes handwriting recognition and over 150,000 interactive, common core-aligned exercises with instant feedback.

Jan 20, 2015, 10:00 ET from Khan Academy

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Khan Academy unveils its newest step forward in its mission to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere: a new, free iPad app. The new app brings interactive, personalized learning to the iPad with interactive exercises, handwriting recognition and more.

Download the new Khan Academy iPad app here.

"Launching our iPad app is an important step toward meeting learners where they're at on the platforms they're using most. We took lots of time to consider crafting the best possible experience on the iPad, including highly interactive content, expansive handwriting recognition, and a design that puts our best content at finger's reach," said Khan Academy Product Manager Matt Wahl. "After working with many learners to understand and hone the experience, we're excited about the role this can play in learning for students around the world."

Our new app has brand new ways to help you learn math and more on the iPad:

  • Sharpen your skills: over 150,000 interactive, common core aligned exercises with instant feedback and step-by-step hints for each question. Follow along with what you're learning in school or practice on your own, at your own pace.
  • Flex your muscles: the app adjusts to give you interactive exercise recommendations that are just right—not too hard, not too easy—and be your friendly guide through the world of math.
  • Show your work: the app harnesses the power of showing and stepping through your work with a beautiful, expansive scratchpad. Once you have your answer, just write it in, and we'll recognize your answer!
  • Track back: your learning auto-magically syncs between your iPad and, so your progress and recommendations are always up-to-date, anywhere, anytime.

Learn using videos, interactive exercises, and in-depth articles in math (arithmetic, pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, statistics, calculus, linear algebra), science (biology, chemistry, physics), economics, and even the humanities with playlists on art history, civics, finance, and more.

The new app has a new, expansive design that highlights our content and makes it more efficient for students to access content at the right level and puts you a few touches away from our full library of videos, articles, and exercises.

Khan Academy is a nonprofit who focuses on building a free, world-class education. We've been fortunate to have the generosity partners and donors like AT&T Aspire, MyScript and our many supporters.

Link to images and download the app here.

About Khan Academy
Khan Academy is a 501(c)3 non-profit with a mission to change education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone, anywhere. We believe that students of all ages should have free, unlimited access to the best educational content, and that they should be able to consume and master this content at their own pace. In addition, we believe that there are incredible opportunities to use intelligent software development, deep data analytics, and intuitive user interfaces to more effectively surface and present these educational resources to students and teachers around the world. Our library of content covers kindergarten to early college math, science topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics, and reaches into humanities with tutorials on economics, finance, music, philosophy, and art history. We have over 15 million registered users and to date, we have delivered over 300 million lessons and 3 billion exercise problems.


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