## Description

43 Blocks + Activity Card

43 hardwood blocks with a folded activity card that kids can follow.

Sumblox 43 Piece Home kit includes: 43 solid hardwood beech blocks ten 1 blocks; 4 each of the numbers 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 blocks; one 10 block

For what age are SumBlox best suited?

SumBlox are great for children and adults of all ages but are best suited, academically, for children ages 2-12.

What mathematical concepts can SumBlox teach?

Students can learn a wealth of information through play and hands-on exploration. These topics include:

Number Sense

• Number recognition

• One-to-one correspondence

• Compare numbers

• Subitizing

• Counting

• Cardinality

• Number sequence

• Hierarchical Inclusion

• Understanding our base-ten system

• Place value

• Measuring Lengths

• Reason abstractly and quantitatively

• Understand Equivalence

• Directly compare two objects with a measurable attribute in common

• Algebraic Thinking

• Describe measurable attributes of objects, such as length or weight

• Classify objects into given categories

Addition / Subtraction

• Solve Addition and Subtraction word problems using objects

• Compose and decompose numbers

• Find missing addends

• Skip counting

Multiplication / Division

• Define multiplication; emphasis on multiples

• Find factors of whole numbers and use commutative property of multiplication

• Classify whole numbers (greater than one) as prime or composite

• Draw conclusions about the factors of a whole number

• Use associative property of multiplication

• Use distributive property of multiplication

Fractions / Adding Fractions

• Define denominator of fractions

• Define numerator of fractions within halves, fourths, and eights

• Find equivalent fractions within thirds, sixths, ninths, and twelfths

• Compare two fractions using inequality symbols

• Compare and order three fractions using compound inequalities

• Find the value of a fraction of a whole number

• Find the fraction, or part, a given value is of a whole value

• Add two fractions with the same denominator to get a sum up to one whole and fully decompose a given fraction

• Add two fraction addends with the same denominator to get a sum greater than one whole

• Add multiple fraction addends to find sums greater than one whole and represent sums in improper form and mixed numbers

• Add two fraction addends with different denominators (only having to scale one of the addends)

• Add three fraction addends with different denominators (only having to scale two of the addends)

• Add two fractions addends with different denominators (having to scale all addends to find a common denominator)

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