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ScrollMotion To Develop Algebra 1 Curriculum Application for iPad

Breakthrough App Debuts in Year-Long Pilot for Eighth-Grade Algebra Students in Long Beach, Fresno, Riverside and San Francisco Unified School Districts

NEW YORK--(via BUSINESS WIRE)--ScrollMotion, creators of the Iceberg Reader and a leading developer of electronic book applications, today announced a partnership with global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) to develop its Holt McDougal Algebra 1 application for the iPad. Launched in September as part of HMH Fuse™, a new mode of curriculum delivery, the Algebra 1 iPad application is currently being used in a pilot program for eighth grade classrooms throughout California. The pilot will compare the performance of students using traditional text books with those using the application.

Promising an entirely new educational experience that brings learning to life for students by moving beyond the one-way experience of a print or digital textbook, the new HMH Fuse: Algebra 1 app offers touch-screen access to a complete curriculum in students' preferred medium. Linked, point-of-use graphing tools, tips and hints; animated step-by-step examples and solutions; and a dual-format note-taking feature immerse and engage students in every stage of instruction. Tutorial videos, vocabulary support with links to written and audio definitions, and automatic individualized quiz and assessment grading provide innovative, on-demand assistance to supplement classroom instruction.

A video demo of the new application is available here. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOXMhVcLyp8)

“This project is about completely reimagining what’s possible in a math curriculum,” said Josh Koppel, ScrollMotion founder. “We were able to start from scratch and deconstruct the learning process to build educational tools that intuitively connect with students in a way that was never before possible.”

“Through HMH Fuse and this app, we are introducing a new kind of curriculum development, where content is delivered in a variety of ways so students and teachers can individualize the learning experience,” said Bethlam Forsa, Executive Vice President of Content Development and Publishing Operations. “Partnering with ScrollMotion on this app enabled us to create an interactive format that will resonate with teachers, students and parents because it mirrors the multi-dimensional digital environment they interact with on a daily basis.”

ScrollMotion is the largest book provider in the iTunes App Store. In addition to their groundbreaking education platform, they have partnered with the world’s leading trade, children’s book and magazine publishers to redefine print for the digital age.

About Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is a global education and learning company that is leading the way with innovative solutions and approaches to the challenges facing education today. The world's largest provider of educational products and solutions for pre-K–12 learning, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt develops and delivers interactive, results-driven learning solutions that advance teacher effectiveness and student achievement. Through curricula excellence and technology innovation, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt collaborates with school districts, administrators, teachers, parents and students. Today, HMH education products and services are used by 57 million students throughout all 50 U.S. states and 120 countries. With origins dating back to 1832, the Company also publishes an extensive line of reference works and award-winning literature for adults and young readers. For more information, visit www.hmhpub.com.

About ScrollMotion
ScrollMotion is a media and technology company devoted to preserving the art and culture of print in the digital publishing business. The company develops electronic platforms for the world’s leading text book, children’s book and magazine publishers The company's flagship product, the Iceberg Reader, offers consumers a user-friendly and true-to-text eBook experience. ScrollMotion is also helping many of the greatest names in traditional media successfully transition to digital and mobile programming. To find out more, please visit www.scrollmotion.com.

Contacts: For ScrollMotion, J. Roderick, Inc., John Roderick, 631-656-9736, john@jroderick.com
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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Bianca Olson, 617-351-3841, bianca.olson@hmhpub.com