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What is the Math Block Set?
Essential Tools for Young Students to Learn Mathematics
Manipulative tools are crucial for young students in gaining an understanding of mathematical concepts. The Japan Math
Block Set serves as a bridge between concrete objects they see in daily life and the abstract concepts used in the world
of math.
Young children do not comprehend abstract concepts. Adults can understand three apples, three cats, three liters of
water, and a period of three days based on the concept of “3,” but children cannot. They must first replace three apples,
three cats, three liters of water, and a period of three days with three blocks, and then learn the rule that they are all “3.”
It’s easier to teach this concept by replacing the ideas with physical objects rather than with pictures, especially in the
earliest stage of learning. Students acquire the concepts of numbers by using their own hands, and actually experiencing
the increase and or decrease of objects.
We believe that manipulative tools, like the Japan Math Block Set, are indispensable to our lesson books. The Japan Math
Block Set features distinctive items and the design of each item maximizes the effect of our teaching materials.
Japan Math Block Set (Kindergarten — Grade 1) Teacher's Math Block Set (Kindergarten — Grade 1)
A set of essential tools for young students, designed to help them
understand the concept of numbers. A set of big magnetic math blocks that match the students’ blocks,
which are to be used on whiteboards for explaining the operation of
blocks to students.
CONTENTS
What is the Math Block Set? ..................................................................................................................................... p.2-3
Comparing Quantities Using the Math Blocks ............................................................................................................................ p.4
Composition & Decomposition of Numbers Up to 10 Using the Math Blocks............................................................................. p.5
Explaining Procedures Using the Math Blocks ............................................................................................................................ p.6
Comparing Numbers Using Number Cards & Ten frame Cards / Number-Guessing Game Using Counters ................................. p.7
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