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Drexel Partners with McGraw Hill to Improve Math Education Through Online Tools

January 28, 2013

The Math Forum

Drexel University’s School of Education has formed a unique partnership with McGraw-Hill School Education Group (SEG) to improve math education in classrooms through the Math Forum @ Drexel, the leading online math education community.

“We’re always searching for new ways of bringing math to life for a new generation of learners,” said Christine Willig, senior vice president for product portfolio at McGraw-Hill School Education Group. “We’re excited to work with The Math Forum to provide educators and students with access to some of the best online resources for improving math learning, teaching and communication."

The School Education Group, a division of global publishing company The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. (MHP), will make content from the Math Forum available to users of McGraw-Hills' proprietary basal secondary mathematics programs in Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry and Pre-Calculus, in order to supplement the lessons for grades K- 12 through the Math Forum’s content, including the popular Problems of the Week (PoWs), Teacher2Teacher resources and Ask Dr. Math® service. The PoWs, which normally require a subscription, will be free for a year to those schools and teachers that subscribe to the textbooks.

“As publishers are increasingly moving into the digital arena, the Math Forum is looking for ways to partner with them in order to offer the innovative resources developed by the online math education community and to deepen understanding of what it means to offer engaging content online,” said Steve Weimar, director of the Math Forum. “Teaming up with McGraw-Hill – a leader in dynamic math education technology, which has an enormous reach – will allow the Math Forum community’s wealth of content to be more readily available to their teachers and students across the country.”

Since it was founded 20 years ago, the Math Forum’s award-winning educational site, a service of Drexel’s School of Education, has become a comprehensive, online source of math learning, teaching and communication for mathematicians, educators, parents, students and researchers worldwide. From professional development issues to parental homework crises, the Math Forum is renowned for mentoring, problem solving, collaborating, sharing and advancing every aspect of math education.

 “The Math Forum has consistently sought out unique opportunities to support the teaching and learning environments around STEM topics,” said William Lynch, dean of the School of Education at Drexel University. “Our relationship with McGraw-Hill has resulted in an innovative program in which Math Forum content is used to enhance the K-12 learning experience. Further discussion and collaboration between our two organizations will hopefully lead to additional initiatives to support today’s teachers.”

About the Math Forum @ Drexel

For more than 20 years, the Math Forum @ Drexel has been combining expertise in mathematics, education and technology to tackle the challenge of improving math education. It is the world’s leading online mathematics education community. With more than a million pages of content and as many as three million visits each month, the Math Forum’s depth of experience and scope of support is unmatched. Hosted by Drexel University and its School of Education, the Math Forum is changing the equation for effective teaching and learning. Through the Math Forum, more than 100,000 students have been mentored, teachers have energized their classrooms with technology and school districts have enhanced their curriculum. For more information, visit http://mathforum.org.

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