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- Cuisenaire Rods Small Group Set, Plastic Rods
by LEARNING RESOURCES
Includes: 50 white, 25 red, 16 light green, 12 purple, 10 yellow, eight dark green, seven black, eight brown, nine blue, and 10 orange rods.
- Fraction Tower Activity Set, 51 Cubes, Grades 1-6
by Learning Resources
Snap these cubes together to work out abstract decimal, percentage and fraction concepts. Set includes 51 cubes and a Teacher's Guide.
- Hands-on Trigonometry Proofs
This set contains four separate "proofs" of trigonometry relations, with examples of a Pythagorean identity, a sum formula, a double-angle formula, and two sum-to-product formulas. Demonstration of each relation is accomplished by physically rearranging the pieces to establish equalities of areas or lengths. These are not rigorous mathematical proofs, but rather visual common-sense proofs. As such, they help make these abstract relationships real and believable. By actually handling the pieces, students engage their minds to a greater degree than they would by merely looking at the proofs on paper. The color instructions describe how each proof is demonstrated, and four reproducible worksheets reinforce the material. Contains 20 magnetic foam pieces. Grades 7-12.
- K-12 Geometric Shapes
Fifteen different foam geometric shapes. Angles and edges are labeled on the front sides to facilitate discussion in a teaching environment. The names of the shapes and their areas are printed on the backsides, both using trigonometric functions and without using them. Different colors differentiate between different types of shapes. The thickness of the pieces is 0.2" (0.5 cm), and the circle diameter is 4" (10 cm). Includes four classroom worksheets.
- Opaque 7 piece dice set
Each set comes with a d4, d6, d8, d10 (#0-9), d10 (#00-90), d12, d20 in a clear plastic storage cube.
Available in blue, green, red, yellow, orange, purple, black, white
- Plastic Pattern Blocks (Set of 250)
by Learning Resources
- VisuAlgebra Blocks
This set contains foam blocks that can be used to visually demonstrate four basic algebra relations: (a + b) squared and cubed, and (a - b) squared and cubed. The set uses area and volume to represent terms that are the product of two and three quantities, respectively. Edge lengths are labeled in terms of a and b to help students relate the areas and volumes to terms in the above relations. Color instructions describe the use of the blocks to demonstrate these relations. Four reproducible worksheets guide students in the use of the blocks, including measuring and calculating areas and volumes to provide concrete demonstrations of these relations. Contains 12 blocks made from soft, durable, and nontoxic foam. Blocks measure 1" - 3" on a side. Grades 7-12.