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ShapeSpace Math Manipulatives Set

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Durable connecting tubes construct various 3D shapes for tactile education with fun math manipulatives!

Add a new dimension to geometry lessons with plastic tubes and fittings that allow students to construct and analyze physical shapes during hands-on math activities! Abstract math concepts like area and volume are made instantly recognizable as students create and compare physical polygons and polyhedrons.

Divide younger students into small groups and ask them to build cubes and rectangular prisms, then discuss the traits and characteristics of the resulting shapes. Challenge older students to measure constructions with included tape measures to calculate surface area and volume. Tangible representation of numbers improves spatial awareness and supports unique learning styles.

Polyethylene tubes are lightweight yet durable and will stand up to institutional environments for years. Tubes are also color-coded by length, making calculations more intuitive. Included lesson direction is adaptable for grades K-4 and 5-8 and offers experiment suggestions and questions to jump start critical thinking. The lesson direction details setup instructions, activities by grade level, learning objectives, and teaching suggestions to expand lessons. Recommended for Elementary and up. Full contents list below.

Set includes:

  • Red Tubes (6"L), 6 Ea
  • Yellow Tubes (12"L), 6 Ea
  • Green Tubes (24"L), 12 Ea
  • Blue Tubes (36"L), 18 Ea
  • Elbows, 6 Ea
  • T-Fittings, 12 Ea
  • Three-Way Fittings, 12 Ea
  • Cross Fittings, 12 Ea
  • Measuring Tapes, 4 Ea
  • Lesson Direction