Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Delivers Industry-Leading Common Core Content to Classrooms Across the Nation; California Brings Rigorous Math Curriculum to Students Statewide


BOSTON – With the adoption of Common Core State Standards gaining momentum across the country, this week the California State Board of Education completed the 2014 selection of recommended mathematics materials for K-8 students.  Seven of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Common Core-aligned programs, including California GO Math! © 2015, California Math in Focus © 2015, and California Big Ideas Math © 2015 have been state adopted – a decision that will impact more than four million students.

This announcement echoes the shift toward Common Core adoption in several key states, including California, New York, and Florida – and recognition of the benefits of a Common Core-aligned education, which equips students with the knowledge and skills required to succeed in the classroom and beyond.  To support this move toward heightened standards, HMH has released programs built for Common Core, including GO Math!, Collections © 2015 for English Language Arts and Journeys © 2014 for reading.

“HMH supports any initiative that increases the rigor and standards around how our students are taught and prepared for life beyond the classroom.  The Common Core provides a strong framework and HMH is proud to create content that supports and aligns with these efforts,” said Mary Cullinane, Chief Content Officer and EVP of Corporate Affairs.  “In states like California, New York and Florida, educators are demonstrating a strong commitment to the quality of HMH content.”

These programs are specifically written to provide thorough coverage of the Common Core State Standards with an emphasis on depth of instruction.  For example, GO Math! provides exceptional support for students and professional development for teachers as they work to meet the mathematics standards’ objectives.  As part of Go Math!, California students  will have access to Personal Math Trainer Powered by Knewton – the first K-12 product to combine HMH content with Knewton’s adaptive technology.  Personal Math Trainer Powered by Knewton will analyze — down to the concept level — each student’s progress and provide personalized trajectories to ensure the most efficient path to achieving learning goals.

Florida’s Broward County Public Schools, one of the largest public school systems in the country, recently partnered with HMH to support the District’s innovative Digital 5: Pathways to Personalized Learning (D5) initiative.  The program expands the use of technology and digital curriculum through the implementation of HMH’s comprehensive Common Core-aligned reading and math programs, Journeys and GO Math!, delivered via Kno’s cutting-edge delivery platform on personal, district-issued laptops.

HMH’s GO Math! was also selected by the New York City Department of Education as a recommended curriculum for grades K-5 – a decision affecting about 1.1 million students in over 1,800 schools.  New York City is the first and largest urban school district to recommend Common Core-aligned curricula for use in its schools.

The full list of California’s recommended HMH mathematics materials for K-8 students includes California GO Math! © 2015 (grades K-6); California GO Math! © 2014 (grades 6-8); California Math in Focus © 2015 (grades 1-5); California Math in Focus © 2012 (grades K and 6-8); California Math Expressions © 2015 (grades K-6); Algebra 1: Analyze, Connect, Explore California © 2015; California Big Ideas Math © 2015 (grades 6-8); and California Big Ideas Algebra 1 © 2015.  To learn more about HMH’s Common Core math selections in California, click here.  To learn more about HMH’s approach to Common Core, click here.


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