Emeryville, Calif. (May 10, 2011)Key Curriculum Press is pleased to announce that The Geometer’s Sketchpad Sketch Exchange has been named a finalist in the 2011 AEP Awards, the highest standard for quality, professional educational resources and excellence in education marketing. The Association of Educational Publishers’ annual awards program and its seal of excellence are widely recognized by educators, administrators and parents as a mark of outstanding educational value.

The Geometer’s Sketchpad Sketch Exchange is a finalist in the Distinguished Achievement Awards for Technology and Social Media. The Distinguished Achievement Awards (DAAs) are judged according to category (Curriculum, Periodicals, Professional Development, and Technology), subject area and grade level. Entries are evaluated on traits such as efficacy, usability and overall educational value. Distinguished Achievement Award winners will be announced at the AEP Awards Banquet & Gala, June 8 at the Omni Shoreham in Washington, DC.

The Geometer’s Sketchpad is the world’s leading software for teaching mathematics. This Dynamic Geometry® software gives students an opportunity to visually explore mathematical relationships which deepens their understanding and makes potentially abstract concepts tangible. Sketch Exchange is a free, online community for sharing Sketchpad activities, tips, questions and ideas. Visitors to the site can browse sketches by grade level, topic or tag. A discussion forum is also available for Sketchpad users to encourage the exchange of best practices and new models for learning. For more information about The Geometer’s Sketchpad, visit www.keypress.com/gsp. For more information about Sketch Exchange, visit http://sketchexchange.keypress.com.

About the AEP Awards
For more than four decades, the AEP Awards have honored outstanding resources for teaching and learning in all media and for any educational setting. Award winners meet the highest standards for quality, professional content for education and represent the most innovative learning solutions currently on the market. One of the largest and longest-running programs of its kind, the AEP Awards and its seal of excellence are widely recognized by educators, administrators, and parents as a mark of outstanding educational value. Find out more at www.AEPweb.org/awards.

About Key Curriculum Press
Key Curriculum Press develops effective, high-quality mathematics and science educational materials. The company is a leading publisher of inquiry-based textbooks, software and supplemental materials for elementary, middle and high school students. In addition, Key Curriculum Press offers professional development workshops and online courses to provide mathematics and science educators with the training, experience and support they need to incorporate effective teaching strategies. The company was founded by mathematics educators in 1971 and is headquartered in Emeryville, Calif. For more information, visit www.keypress.com.

Media Contacts
• Lainie Johnson, Key Curriculum Press, 510-595-7000, ext. 278, ljohnson@keypress.com

• Emily Embury, C. Blohm & Associates, 608-839-9800, emily@cblohm.com

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