BOSTON– Boston Celtics forward Kelly Olynyk, mascot “Lucky” the Leprechaun and Tom Hamilton, Learning Architect in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Math Studio visited the Collicot Elementary School in Milton, Mass. to recognize students for their hard work and participation in the SCORE with Go Math! Academy and the Boston Celtics program. SCORE is an online, basketball-themed math resource for local schools developed by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) learning architects in collaboration with the Boston Celtics.
Olynyk, “Lucky” and Hamilton first met with the school’s Math League students and then discussed the importance of math and summer learning at a school-wide assembly. The students were also treated to a “Lucky” dunk show to conclude the event.
"Partnering with the Celtics to develop basketball-themed Go Math! Academy videos was a natural next step in our collaboration to extend access to fun, engaging learning resources for kids," said Andrew Russell, Director, Corporate Social Responsibility, HMH. "We had a great time bringing math to life with the students today."
HMH also donated nearly $10,000 in math manipulatives to Collicot, providing students with the tools to continue to learn and practice math concepts in a hands-on and engaging way.
“It was great speaking to the students today about the importance of math and how they can use it in everyday situations,” said Celtics forward Olynyk. “I hope they had a fun time participating in the competition and will continue working hard.”
SCORE with Go Math! Academy, an online math resource for New England schools featuring basketball-themed video content, launched in May 2015. The special series of math problems illustrates key math concepts using real world examples from the basketball court.
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About The Boston Celtics
A charter member of the Basketball Association of America (which evolved into the National Basketball Association) since 1946, the Boston Celtics have won a record 17 NBA Championships, including eight (8) in a row from 1959-1966, winning their first title in 1957 and their most recent in 2008. The Celtics have long stood for equality, and respect, including hiring the first African American Coach and starting the first all black starting five. In addition, 35 former Celtics players, management or staff have been inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. In December 2002 the team returned to local ownership for the first time since 1963. For more information on the Celtics, log on to www.celtics.com.