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Boston Celtics and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Team Up for Score with Go Math! Academy

Tyler Zeller, Boston Celtics

Tyler Zeller with Lincoln Elementary School students
Photo Credit: Brian Babineau

BOSTON – In November 2015, global learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) and the Celtics launched the second installment of the Score with Go Math! Academy challenge. Score is an interactive educational platform that uses examples from the basketball court to illustrate key math concepts. Through the challenge, students were encouraged to interact with the platform online and solve problems in order help their school win a special experience with the Boston Celtics.

Today, Celtics center/forward Tyler Zeller, mascot “Lucky” the Leprechaun and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Director of Learning Architecture Tom Hamilton visited the winning school to tour the library before tipping off a school-wide assembly.

“It was really rewarding to be here at Lincoln Elementary School today,” said Zeller. “Academically, it is very important for the students to continue to push forward. You never know what is going to happen in life, but your education is something you will always have.”

“Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is proud to be out in the community with our partner, the Boston Celtics,” said Hamilton. “Today we were able to put a new spin on math education. When the students get to see someone like Tyler Zeller working on and engaging with a math problem, students are given an exciting, fresh view on math and its importance in daily life.

Additionally, Zeller and Hamilton participated in a question and answer session with the students where they spoke about the importance of education. HMH also announced a donation of math resources, valued at $10,000, to Lincoln Elementary School. To close the event, all in attendance were  treated to a “Lucky” dunk show.


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, 39 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, visit

About Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ:HMHC) is a global learning company dedicated to changing people’s lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. As a leading provider of pre-K–12 education content, services, and cutting-edge technology solutions across a variety of media, HMH enables learning in a changing landscape. HMH is uniquely positioned to create engaging and effective educational content and experiences from early childhood to beyond the classroom.  HMH serves more than 50 million students in over 150 countries worldwide, while its award-winning children's books, novels, non-fiction, and reference titles are enjoyed by readers throughout the world. For more information, visit

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