Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education, and media company, has acquired Math Solutions, a leading authority on K-12 mathematics instruction, providing teachers with professional development services, publications and resources. Founded by renowned mathematics educator and author, Marilyn Burns, Math Solutions has previously worked with Scholastic to create Do The Math, the award-winning math intervention program that gives students who have fallen behind the chance to catch up and keep up. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
“Math Solutions leads the field in professional development services for math. They also publish award-winning books and resources and are developing a diagnostic mathematics assessment tool with funding from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Joining the expertise of Marilyn Burns and the Math Solutions team with the experience and reach of Scholastic Education, we will provide comprehensive district-wide school improvement solutions in mathematics along with a robust suite of math intervention programs comparable to our highly successful offerings in reading and language arts,” commented Margery Mayer, President, Scholastic Education.
Marilyn Burns added, “Math Solutions and Scholastic have enjoyed a long-standing working relationship and this is an excellent opportunity to formalize our collaboration around our shared belief that all children can learn and that high quality teaching is the single most important factor for raising student achievement.”
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