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The Trinomial Cube

This product is aimed at children of all ages.  In the pre-school environment, they will not understand the concept of an equation, but they are perfectly capable of learning how to build the cube correctly.

R789

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SKU: CHS0171

Description

The Trinomial Cube represents the algebraic formula (a + b + c)³.  The factors of the equation are represented by cubes and prisms.  The colour coded blocks are different sizes to represent the algebraic Trinomial formula.

The purpose, for the preschooler, is not to teach maths but to challenge the child to find patterns and spatial relationships. It is best to think of these as three-dimensional puzzles.  Indirectly, the Child is being prepared for mathematics.

When the Child enters the 6 to 9 environment the indirect purpose becomes the direct purpose and they start the exciting journey into algebra.

Features:

  • aimed at all the environments
  • initially, a form of puzzle and to imprint the spatial and muscle memory
  • used to explore algebraic equations in the elementary class
  • a self-correcting exercise
  • beautifully crafted from Beech wood
  • Stored on the shelf in a hinged Beech wood box with a lid.

 

The Trinomial Cube by Catherine McTamaney

The Montessori materials all share certain qualities. They are beautiful, precise and didactic.  Offering an isolated concept to master.  They are self-correcting.

https://youtu.be/ZEZnNFxsnS8

Additional information

Weight 0.95 kg
Dimensions 14.7 × 11.3 × 5.0 cm

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