hand2mind Wins Three 2020 Teachers’ Choice Awards

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 1:59 pm

Winning products include Daily Math Fluency, Learn to Read with BOB BOOKS and VersaTiles: Beginning Readers, and the STEM at Play POWER! Electricity Kit

(Vernon Hills, IL) November 21, 2019 – hand2mind, a leader in hands-on learning since 1965, today announced that three of its products have won 2020 Teachers’ Choice Awards.

The Teachers’ Choice Awards (TCA) have been the leading award program for educational products since 1995 and are divided into two categories: Classroom and Family. hand2mind’s Daily Math Fluency was honored in the Classroom category, while Learn to Read with BOB BOOKS® and VersaTiles®: Beginning Readers and STEM at Play® POWER! Electricity Kit won in the Family category.

TCA entries were judged by a panel of teaching professionals who evaluated each product in an educational setting and provided scores based on the product’s quality of education, ease of use, and how much it would benefit educators and parents to use as a supplemental material. Evaluators were chosen from teachers across the U.S. who are dedicated to their students, opinionated, and looking for the best products for today’s classrooms.

“We’re honored to have several of our products selected as the best by educators working in the field,” hand2mind’s CEO Rick Woldenberg said. “Like us, TCA champions hands-on learning, whether it be in the classroom or at home. We’re proud to offer valuable supplemental resources that allow parents and educators to effectively teach young learners.”

Daily Math Fluency includes 180 days of instruction designed to help students develop numeracy and the ability to use mathematical relationships to reason with numbers and numerical concepts. The STEM at Play POWER! Electricity Kit makes learning about electricity fun with easy-to-use snap circuits. The Learn to Read with BOB BOOKS and VersaTiles: Beginning Readers set introduces students to letter sounds and comes with a practice workbook that provides 20 hands-on activities to enhance learning.

One award evaluator said of Daily Math Fluency: “I liked everything about this math program, especially the huge 120-bead number line. The Number String cards help students learn different strategies, and the Math Talks cards help facilitate discussions so students can evolve more efficient strategies for target problems and numbers. Students can move from using real objects with the bead string to visual representations such as number lines and then to mental math.”

To see a complete list of 2020 TCA award winners, visit themailbox.com.

About hand2mind

With more than 50 years of experience in education, hand2mind provides interactive, hands-on resources for math, science, STEM, and literacy. Our mission is to support teachers, inspire students, engage parents, and champion learning by doing. A family-owned company, hand2mind is based in Vernon Hills, Illinois. For more information, please visit hand2mind.com.

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