Note: as with most of the items I review in this category the items are not toys, games, game pieces, game boards, or game machines, nor are they office supplies per se, rather these are classroom type materials intended for use with Early Childhood, primary and older age Elementary students in a classroom or home school setting.
This product is a set of Math Equation materials
Didax™ Math Equation Cubes – Unifix Equation Connections™ Is an assortment of materials especially valuable for tutorial sessions and augmentation during the back up portion of the lesson following instruction during teaching of mathematical operations; addition and subtraction in First Grade.
This set of Unifix Cubes supplies a tangible approach for presenting numerical equations by letting teachers show abstract concepts in a concrete way.
Development of number sense, that 5 is 5 however it is portrayed, i.e. 4 + 1, 1 + 4, 2 + 3, 3 + 2, 0 + 5 , and so forth, whether shown as colored adhesive dots on a paper plate, small plastic cubes on a tray, adhesive colorful child pleasing stickers on a card or as numerals in an equation is a difficult concept for Little Learners at best. While counting the dots, tangibles or fingers leads to the answer 5 when shown 1 + 4; simply moving the 4 hand to the first position, or turning the tray with cubes so that 4 is now the first amount shown rarely elicits the immediate answer 5 even though no fingers, dots or cubes have been added or taken away. Again Little Learners begin to count.
It is the realization that 5 is 5 that really begins the process toward good operations understanding. Memorizing math operations tables do allow students to mumble in unison 1 + 4 is 5 and so forth, however, following all the mumble, when the math sheet filled with equations is handed for completing during work session, Little Learners eye the equations with resignation and begin counting on fingers, tangibles, making dots by the numerals and the like.
It is only after many lessons and the necessary reinforcement work that the understanding that 5 is 5 however it is portrayed is inculcated.
I find that using a combination of tangibles, including Unifix Cubes, coupled with repeating, the number will only change if we add some more or take some away, to be a simple method to demonstrate the various illustrations of the same numeric operation to help Little Learns begin to inculcate the relationship from concrete to abstract.
The set is a collection of 100 Unifix Cubes; numeric values are offered as black while math operations symbols are portrayed in white. A handy instructor’s guide for optimum use generating and unraveling easy to multifaceted equations is included.
Generated of premium materials produced by means of hard-wearing, specially selected raw materials chosen for aptness for creating an exceptional, long-lasting poly product printed using attention-grabbing shades in striking, hues using nontoxic inks per industry and governmental directives; these multi use math tangibles are designed to be a useful student aid for class or group instruction as well as individual Math work session.
I find this inimitable collection of specifically planned Unifix cubes does help supply tangible illustration regarding association between the tangible and the conceptual, as well as offering a dandy method for portraying multiple representations.
Osage County First Grade easily uses this particular set with our sets of ordinary Unifix Cubes.
Happy to recommend Didax™ Math Equation Cubes – Unifix Equation Connections™
NOTE: While Osage County First Grade primarily uses our set of Unifix Equation Connections for guiding the State and Common Core simple addition and subtraction operations set for First Grade other uses for these handy cubes also includes teaching associative property, Illustration of canceling, substitution, and replacement, Introducing variables, Negative numbers and more
Note: Unifix Math cubes are bright, interlocking, chunky, poly cubes designed to aid Little Learners in the four and up age group as they gain knowledge of math and number sense concepts.
Used for teaching and reinforcement work for content areas of number sense, patterning, computation including addition and subtraction as well as multiplication and division, measurement, organizing, sorting, grouping, counting and more; Unifix Math cubes provide components, which link in one direction to remain fixed until taken apart. .
Packages of cubes are available in a diversity of colors.
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For over thirty years, Didax has specialized in helping educators address individual learning styles and diverse student needs. Since their introduction in the 70's, more teachers have used our Unifix® Cubes than any other manipulative in the world.
Each year Didax launches more pioneering hands-on, print, and software tools to make teachers more successful. Nearly all our products come directly from teachers, and we are always accessible to consider ideas, needs, or suggestions.
We serve you from our offices and warehouse inRowley,Massachusettson the North Shore of Boston. Our international publishing partner is RIC Publications of Perth, Western Australia. Together we serve teachers all over the globe.
Didax is proud to be a member of The Association of Educational Publishers, The International Reading Association, The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and The National School Supply and Equipment Association.
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Amount Paid (US$): 15
Type of Toy: Educational
Age Range of Child: Other