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Innovators of Acclaimed Singapore Math Program Develop Pioneering Math App for iPad

BOSTON -- Global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) today announced Singapore Math, Bar Models, an exciting new educational app for iPad® now available in the Apple App Store. Closely aligned with HMH’s Math in Focus®: Singapore Math by Marshall Cavendish curriculum, the comprehensive Singapore Math, Bar Models App for iPad is geared toward children in grades two through five and features the signature Singapore Math method for problem solving. The app can be downloaded from the App Store℠, and each individual grade level is available for purchase for $9.99. HMH will also offer special pricing for schools looking to take advantage of the program.

Available to both Educational Institutions and general consumers, the app is ideal for educators and parents who are looking for a cutting-edge, cost-effective program enhancement that offers students a unique approach to learning math—whether in school, at home or on the go.

Singapore Math, Bar Models was designed to give students easier access to the distinctive approach of this program,” said Andy Clark, U.S. consulting author, Singapore Math, Bar Models App for iPad. “All the key components remain and are now presented in a manner that’s even more relevant to our digital native students.”

Highlights of the app include:

  • Fun, engaging math characters to guide children at each level
  • Extensive instruction for problem solving
  • A gaming engine to calculate points, scores, and provide rewards
  • Detailed tutorials and audio support for problems
First introduced in the U.S. in 2009, the Math in Focus program is the U.S. edition of Singapore’s most widely used program My Pals Are Here! Maths. This curriculum is updated to meet the unique needs of American students, and program implementation has grown exponentially over the past two years to over 300,000 students across the nation. 

By focusing on fewer topics in depth and using a concrete-to-pictorial-to-abstract approach, Math in Focus gives learners a more comprehensive understanding of critical math topics that aligns with the Common Core State Standards.  The Singapore Math, Bar Models App for iPad transfers that experience to an easily accessible digital format for today’s 21st century learner.

“This app exemplifies HMH’s continued quest to create well-rounded students of mathematics,” said Bethlam Forsa, Executive Vice President of Content Development and Publishing Operations for HMH. “It moves beyond test-taking, and fosters real excellence and content mastery.”

The Singapore Math Bar Models App for iPad is available in iTunes by searching the iPad Apps section for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt or Singapore Math Bar Models. For more information, visit

About Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
With educational products and services used by 57 million students throughout all 50 U.S. states and 120 countries, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is a global education and learning company. The world’s largest provider of materials for pre-K–12 learning, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is leading the way with innovative solutions and approaches to the challenges facing education today. Through curricula excellence coupled with technology innovations and professional services, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt collaborates with school districts, administrators, teachers, parents and students, providing interactive, results-driven learning solutions. Its Educational Consulting Services group works to increase student achievement in underperforming schools by developing, implementing and supporting education transformation through sustained district partnerships. With origins dating back to 1832, the Company also publishes an extensive line of reference works and award-winning literature for adults and young readers. For more information, visit

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