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SumBlox Building Blocks for Math

Description

SumBlox is stacked in your favor! Open your child’s mind to the exciting world of math.  SumBlox Building blocks teach a wide range of mathematics through guided, hands-on discovery in our SumBlox Learning Activities. Currently available are series that teach addition and subtraction, multiplication and fractions.  Each series empowers the educator to gradually move students to a deeper understanding of the properties of math through step-by-step activities.  Each number block has its value represented by its height. By allowing kids to see the numbers and values at the same time, math concepts become more tangible and easier to understand.

SumBlox are an ingenious way to explore the foundations of mathematics in 3 dimensions. Sumblox are a hands-on transition from concrete to semi-concrete mathematical thinking. Carefully manufactured from natural wood they’re an ideal addition to any learning environment from pre-school to middle-school. SumBlox are great for children and adults of all ages but are best suited, academically, for children ages 2-12. Students can learn a wealth of information through play and hands-on exploration.

Addition & Subtraction:
With Sumblox, students solidify their understanding of addition by focusing on its properties and manipulating the addend pairs of ten. Students connect addition to its inverse property, subtraction, and develop a strategy to find the difference between two whole numbers.  These new skills are learned and assessed through fun activities like building the Tower of Ten.

Multiplication:
Students use SumBlox to investigate factors and multiples.  Multiplication comes to life as they physically see the relationship between multiplication and repeated addition.  As they dig deeper into multiplication, they discover the commutative property and build SumBlox Factor Walls to discover all of the factors of a number.  

Fractions:
SumBlox allows teachers and students to explore fractions in a stress-free environment where every aspect of fractions can be seen and experienced.  By using SumBlox, students can truly understand the relationship between the numerator and denominator and use this knowledge to find fractional parts of whole values, find equivalent fractions, compare and order different fractions, convert improper fractions to mixed numbers, and even add fractions with different denominators. 

Intro Set includes:  43 hardwood blocks with a folded activity card that kids can follow

Educational Set Building Blocks includes: 100 Blocks + 4 Lesson Books A classroom set of SumBlox (100 blocks) plus 4 teaching manuals (Addition/Subtraction, Multiplication, Fractions, Adding Fractions). 50 pages each with illustrations.

Early Childhood Activity Cards includes:  Each card has an illustrated front for kids to follow and a set of step by step instructions on the back to aid teachers during instruction.