ORIGO Education and Lakeshore® Announce Partnership to Provide Manipulative Kits for Pre-K through Grade 5 Mathematics Teachers
Lakeshore’s manipulative kits support ORIGO’s Stepping Stones 2.0 education program creating valuable classroom resources
CARSON, Calif. and ST. CHARLES, Mo. – ORIGO Education, a leading provider of mathematic curriculum programs for Pre-K–6 grades, and Lakeshore Learning Materials, a nationwide supplier of educational resources, announce their partnership to offer classroom resources for elementary mathematics teachers. The manipulative kits are paired with ORIGO’s Stepping Stones 2.0 comprehensive mathematics education program and help foster a better understanding of concrete math skills at an early learning stage.
“Lakeshore is very excited to partner with ORIGO by helping to support their Stepping Stones 2.0 curriculum with our Pre-K through grade 5 manipulative kits,” says Sue Gaon, vice president of custom learning solutions at Lakeshore Learning Materials. “ORIGO is a recognized leader in providing innovative math instruction, and we’re thrilled to collaborate with their team!”
Content specialists from ORIGO and Lakeshore joined forces to create unique grade level kits that align with and support the newest edition of Stepping Stones for Pre-K through grade 5 classrooms. Manipulative kits contain visual and tactile objects to support coherent mathematics learning. For example, Kinetic Sensory Sand, developed by Lakeshore, and colorful teddy bear counters are two of 19 items found in the Pre-K classroom kit. Older grade kits incorporate geoboards, base-ten blocks, and geometric shape pattern blocks.
“When children are engaged with hands-on learning, they are utilizing a minds-on learning structure to create deeper understanding of concepts and skills. By blending the enriching activities and lessons of Stepping Stones with engaging Lakeshore manipulatives, the educator is laying the solid foundation necessary for future mathematics success,” states Jessica Bobo, ORIGO Education elementary mathematics consultant and Stepping Stones Pre-K author.
Lakeshore and ORIGO will promote the new manipulative kits through combined marketing efforts and cross promotions in their respective target markets. All orders will be fulfilled through Lakeshore. Stepping Stones catalogs may be requested by contacting Lakeshore at firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about the partnership here.
About ORIGO Education
ORIGO Education makes mathematics meaningful, enjoyable, and accessible for all students. ORIGO provides printed products, digital interactive resources, and professional learning for educators. The company’s comprehensive mathematics program, Stepping Stones, is an award-winning instructional program for grades Pre-K–6. ORIGO also produces free animated ORIGO 1 one-minute videos to explain critical math concepts beyond the classroom. For more information about ORIGO Education, visit ORIGOEducation.com. @ORIGOmath
About Lakeshore—Products Designed with Learning in Mind™
Lakeshore Learning Materials is a leading developer and retailer of top-quality materials for early childhood education programs, elementary schools and homes nationwide. Since 1954, Lakeshore has offered innovative learning materials distinguished by their quality, educational merit and safety. To learn more, visit LakeshoreLearning.com. @LakeshoreLM