TORONTO, Dec. 11, 2018 /CNW/ - NELSON, Canada's leading educational publisher, announced this morning that it will be partnering with Marshall Cavendish Education (MCE) to develop a new Canadian math program, My Math Path.
My Math Path will integrate MCE's world-renowned Singapore Math® pedagogy, which emphasizes teaching students to think critically and persevere when solving problems with applications to real-life situations. "Building math content mastery is foundational to each student's learning journey," said Steve Brown, NELSON President and CEO, "as strengthening these computational skills in their formative years will prepare them for continued success in post-secondary education and broaden future career pathways."
Program content will be 100% aligned to Canadian curriculum and developed using the Concrete Pictorial-Abstract Approach, which allows students to master math concepts, develop critical thinking, and strengthen problem-solving skills. The program will include a robust offering of Student and Teacher Resources, including an online centre, virtual manipulatives, and games that provide hands-on experiences, fostering positive attitudes towards math.
"Singapore Math® has a global track record of improving student achievement and has contributed to Singapore students' outstanding performance in mathematics over the past 20 years," said Peng Yim Siew, CEO Times Publishing Group, "and we are excited by the opportunity to exclusively partner with NELSON to create a new custom offering that addresses many of the math challenges faced by Canadian educators and students."
The My Math Path program will also include professional development for educators, with structured support and tools that empower them for classroom implementation and give them the ability to meet the learning needs of each of their students.
"The collaborative efforts between NELSON's product team and MCE will facilitate a progressive roll-out of this national Grades 1–8 math program for the upcoming school year," said Brown, "complementing NELSON's existing math offering, to ensure that students and educators have access to a comprehensive resource portfolio to boost confidence and mathematical understanding across our country."
About Marshall Cavendish Education
Marshall Cavendish Education (www.mceducation.com) is the authentic provider of Singapore Math® educational solutions. For nearly 40 years, Marshall Cavendish Education has been a leading academic publisher of K–12 math textbooks, workbooks, and digital curricula, as well as a respected provider of professional development for educators. With headquarters in Singapore and US offices in Tarrytown, NY, Marshall Cavendish Education has been on a mission to revitalize math instruction in classrooms worldwide. The company's products have been adopted by educators and embraced by students in over 50 countries.
NELSON is Canada's largest and leading educational publisher. NELSON believes in the evolution of life-long education and dedicates its business efforts to the creation of quality, innovative solutions that support the needs of every student, and educator to empower learning success. For more information about NELSON, visit us at Nelson.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter.
For further information: Justine E. Rae, NELSON, [email protected], 416.697.1203