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 aims to equip 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 © 2014for reading.
These programs are written to provide thorough coverage of the Common Core State Standards with an emphasis on depth of instruction. For example, GO Math! provides 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, which will analyze each student’s progress and provide personalized paths 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, Journeysand GO Math!, delivered via Kno’s 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.