Math Block Set Guide blocksetguide_min_r3 PDF - Page 3
Japan Math Block Set
Items included in each set
1 Math Blocks (10 in clear case) Students compare, compose, and decompose numbers while naturally building
their awareness of a “set of 10.”
2 Math Blocks (10 in blue case) Once students understand composition and decomposition using the clear case,
they can practice making 10s using the opaque case.
3 Math Block Picture Cards (10) Students use these cards for counting numbers from 10 to 100 as a substitute
for the blocks.
4 Counters (10 red and 10 blue) Students use these to count objects and to play various number-related games.
5 Ten Frame Cards (10) Cards with dots ranging from 1 to 10 work as a bridge to connect the quantity
of concrete objects to numerical numbers.
6 Number Cards (20) Cards with numerals ranging from 1 to 20 teach how numbers correspond to
numerals, which are abstract symbols of numbers.