SOURCE: Huntington Learning Center

March 21, 2011 16:22 ET

Huntington Learning Center Celebrates Mathematics Awareness Month

Supplemental Education Services Provider Promotes 26th Annual Celebration of Mathematics

ORADELL, NJ--(Marketwire - March 21, 2011) - During the month of April 2011, Huntington Learning Center will participate in Mathematics Awareness Month. Started in 1986, Mathematics Awareness Month is promoted each year by the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics (JPBM), which includes the American Mathematical Society, the American Statistical Association, the Mathematical Association of America and the Society for Industrial Applied Mathematics.

"Math education is absolutely critical to our nation's progress, but on a smaller scale, math is a practical necessity for everyone, including young students," said Eileen Huntington, co-founder of Huntington Learning Center. "We're proud to celebrate Mathematics Awareness Month because we support JPBM's mission to increase the public's appreciation for mathematics and the status of math as an excellent field of study and career path."

The theme of the 2011 Mathematics Awareness Month is "Unraveling Complex Systems," highlighting the role of math in ecosystems and man-made systems alike. "Complex systems are everywhere -- in our towns and cities, in the natural world around us, in our bodies -- and math is key to understanding and improving them, thereby bettering our lives and the world around us," said Huntington. "We believe that as educators, we have the power to help students see the relevance and importance of math in life. Mathematics Awareness Month is a wonderful way to further such an important initiative."

For more information about Huntington Learning Center or Mathematics Awareness Month, families can visit www.huntingtonlearning.com.

About Huntington Learning Center
Founded in 1977, Huntington Learning Center is the nation's longest-running supplemental education services provider. Today they continue to be an industry leader providing instruction in reading, writing, spelling, phonics, mathematics and study skills as well as SAT and ACT preparation to tens of thousands of students from kindergarten through 12th grade. Huntington prides itself on its unparalleled programs that help parents, caregivers and educators identify the gaps in skills and knowledge that can limit learning potential. Huntington's personalized programs of instruction enable children to excel. To learn more or to locate a center near you, call 1-800 CAN LEARN.