Academics’ Choice Brain Toy Award for Mind-Building Excellence for Edx Education

Edx Education is pleased to announce that Number Rods part of the Fun Play home learning range has been honored with a 2021 Academics’ Choice Brain Toy Award, a prestigious seal of educational quality, reserved only for the best mind-building media and toys. The independent Academics’ Choice Awards program and its seal of excellence are recognized worldwide by consumers and educational institutions as a mark of genuinely effective learning tools that stimulate the mind, and provide potential for the student to fully develop higher order thinking skills.

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Fun Play Number Rods is a winner of the Academics’ Choice Brain Toy Award in the toy, category. The Academics’ Choice Advisory Board consists of leading thinkers and graduates from Princeton, Harvard, George Washington University, and other reputable educational institutions. Product-appropriate volunteer reviewers, combined with the brainpower of the Board, determine the coveted winners. Entries are judged by category (i.e. mobile app, toy, book, website, magazine, etc.), subject area, and grade level, and evaluated based on standardized criteria rooted in constructivist learning theory. The full list of winners is posted here.

The hundreds of submitted products that are not chosen by the Academics’ Choice Awards team (and many that are chosen) are donated to a variety of worthy charities and other organizations across the globe. 

Review from expert…

‘FunPlay Number Rods encourages children to develop their math skills as they can practice addition or subtraction. Children can also practice putting together and recognizing patterns, and more advanced learners can practice creating symmetrical patterns and designs. This set is color coded, so rods of numbers 3, 6, and 9 are blue, while rods of numbers 2, 4, and 8 are blue; rods of numbers 5 and 10 are green, and rod of number 1 is yellow to help young minds understand numerical relationships.’

About Academics’ ChoiceTM:

Academics’ ChoiceTM helps consumers find exceptional brain-boosting material. Academics’ Choice is the only international awards program designed to bring increased recognition to publishers, manufacturers, independent authors and developers that aim to stimulate cognitive development. A volunteer panel of product-appropriate judges, including parents, educators,
scientists, artists, doctors, nurses, librarians, students and children, evaluate submissions based on educational benefits such as higher-order thinking skills, character building, creative play, durability and originality. Only the genuine “mind-builders” are recognized with the coveted Academics’ Choice AwardTM.

Posted by Heather Welch, International Brand Manager, Edx Education