Without substantial and sustained changes to its educational system, specifically in mathematics, the United States will continue to slip when stacked against other nations—and the gap between the country's highest and lower achievers will continue to grow (National Center for Education Statistics, 2021; National Math Advisory Panel, 2008; Schmidt, 2012). Fundamentally, rigorous mathematics standards and high-quality mathematic instruction for all students are the solution.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's Go Math! was developed to provide high-quality instruction and assessment aligned with rigorous standards and high expectations for all students to thrive in their mathematics learning.
The HMH Go Math! pedagogy is built on a solid foundation of effective mathematics teaching and learning that educators have relied upon for years. The new edition has been completely rebuilt and infuses the program with additional embedded supports to nurture young mathematicians and meet the needs of all learners. Go Math! celebrates the unique assets each student brings to the classroom and provides ongoing opportunities for exploration, independence, and collaboration that foster successful, strategic mathematics learning. The program additionally utilizes effective teaching practices as advocated by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM, 2014).
Built upon a foundation of mathematics education research and authored by leaders in the field of mathematics education, HMH Go Math! is proven to be effective in raising students’ achievement. This document highlights the features of this cohesive, innovative program while explicitly demonstrating the research upon which it is based.