Pearson Launches Free Virtual Nerd Mobile Math App, Putting High Quality Tutorials at Students’ Fingertips

More Than 1,500 Video Lessons Searchable by Standard and Topic

NEW ORLEANS —April 9, 2014— Today at the 2014 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Conference, Pearson unveiled Virtual Nerd™ Mobile Math , a free math app that provides on-the-go access to a video library of more than 1,500 high quality math tutorials. Now available on the App Store, Virtual Nerd Mobile Math’s interactive tutorials, aligned to the Common Core and other rigorous standards, review fundamental math concepts for middle and high school students.

“Personalized learning is essential to ensuring that all students are on the path to meeting and exceeding today’s more rigorous learning goals,” said Pearson’s Senior Vice President Mike Evans. “Providing free, mobile access to Virtual Nerd’s outstanding math tutorials provides students, teachers and parents with a powerful tool for refreshing critical math concepts, on-demand and anytime, anywhere.”

With the launch of this free app, students, teachers and parents have access to math refreshers at the tap of a finger on their iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. Organized by topic and standard, Virtual Nerd Mobile Math makes it easy to navigate and find the video on the concept a student needs to practice. Virtual Nerd’s on-screen instructors provide clear and approachable explanations; students and teachers can mark “favorite” videos so that they can instantly return to them in the future. In addition, schools using Pearson’s Common Core math programs, Pearson High School Mathematics Common Core ©2015, Pearson Integrated High School Mathematics Common Core © 2014, and digits ©2015, can search the app by the program’s table of contents.

Virtual Nerd Mobile Math requires iOS 6.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. An Android version will be available by fall 2014.

About Pearson

Pearson is the world’s leading learning company, with 40,000 employees in more than 80 countries working to help people of all ages to make measurable progress in their lives through learning. For more information about Pearson, visit http://www.pearson.com.

Contact:

Stacy Skelly, stacy.skelly(at)pearson(dot)com, or (800) 745-8489


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