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EuclidKids Power of Two Puzzle

This unique math toy by Marcia Cooke, a math teacher from New Orleans, functions as a puzzle and a tool for visualizing powers of two. The 10-inch square area is cut into colorful wood pieces … one-half, 1/4th, 1/8th, 1/16th, … Continue reading

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Froebel Gifts: The First Educational Toys

When Friedrich Froebel created Kindergarten, the first system for educating young children, he also created the first series of educational toys. Froebel used play as the main activity for his school and Spielgabe (play gifts) were the lessons. Gifts 2-6 … Continue reading

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Fraction Blocks Mathematical Puzzle Toy

A simple puzzle and a set of wood building blocks, Fraction Blocks encourage creativity when children build with the shapes and promote problem solving when they return the shapes to the correct location on the board. This educational, fun and … Continue reading

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Wood Geometric Solids

Perhaps the best way to experience the properties of various geometric forms is to hold them in your hands. Regular geometric solids made from wood are a great educational materials for the classroom and homeschool learning environment. These sets often … Continue reading

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