Our Story

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We are proud to make learning mathematics meaningful, enjoyable, and accessible for all, across a milestone of 25 years and counting

2020 marks our 25th anniversary!

ORIGO Education was established in 1995 when co-founders James Burnett and Dr. Calvin Irons identified the need to meet a growing demand for professional development in mathematics. James and Cal’s vision of making a positive contribution to children’s education became a reality when they began writing and developing elementary mathematics resources from a makeshift office in James’ home.

The name ORIGO – Latin for original or source – reflects our commitment to being the premier source of inspiration for math teachers.

Fast forward 25 years to today, ORIGO Education publishes and covers all facets of elementary mathematics education from traditional printed products to digital interactive resources and professional learning throughout the world. We support primary teachers across 14 countries, including the US, Canada, Singapore, Australia, and Thailand.

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