Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Launches First Digital Learning Environment for Families: Go Math! Academy

BOSTON — Global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) today announced the launch of Go Math! Academy (www.gomathacademy.com) — the Company’s first dedicated digital learning environment for the home and on-demand. Built on trusted content from HMH’s school-based program GO Math!, the most widely adopted K-6 math program in the US, Go Math! Academy provides research-based, effective math content that’s convenient for parents and fun for kids.  The new website features more than 700 entertaining and interactive video-based lessons built around math concepts and aligned with the goals of the Common Core State Standards. Designed to engage, entertain and educate children from kindergarten through sixth grade, the videos help kids catch up, keep up or get ahead of their math schoolwork, while also providing fun, new instructional tools for families. It’s homework help that really helps. “We are truly excited to bring HMH’s trusted and effective educational resources into the home for the very first time with Go Math! Academy. The program is designed to help kids learn at their own pace and to provide parents with valuable and entertaining resources that make learning math concepts fun and easy. It’s perfect for kids who need a little extra help or who simply want to get ahead of the curve,” said John Dragoon, Chief Marketing Officer, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. “This launch demonstrates our commitment to provide quality content to kids, no matter where, when or how they learn.” Featuring Ed Burger, Ph.D, nationally renowned K-12 educator, author of “5 Elements of Effective Thinking” and President of Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX, the videos also include contributors Martha Sandoval-Martinez and Rena Petrello.  For younger learners, Go Math! Academy incorporates two fun and friendly puppets to illustrate concepts and ask questions. As a leading provider of Common Core solutions, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s school program GO Math! is currently used by almost six million students worldwide. The program was recently selected by the New York City Department of Education as a recommended curriculum for grades K-5. GO Math! and is being used widely throughout the district — which serves about 1.1 million students in over 1,800 schools.  The video content – now available for a free limited-time trial – marks the first phase in the development of Go Math! Academy.  Additional innovative content and interactive lessons will be rolled out in the coming months. Visit www.gomathacademy.com to watch a preview or to learn more.  About Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is a global learning company with the mission of changing people’s lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. Among the world’s largest providers of pre-K–12 education solutions and one of its longest-established publishing houses, HMH combines cutting-edge research, editorial excellence and technological innovation to improve teaching and learning environments and solve complex literacy and education challenges. HMH’s interactive, results-driven education solutions are utilized by 50 million students in over 150 countries, and its renowned and awarded novels, non-fiction, children's books and reference works are enjoyed by readers throughout the world. For more information, visit www.hmhco.com