Thursday, June 6, 2024

Mathcubes -Angles, By Junior Learning - REVIEW

Nature/ Type:            Mathematics teaching resources 

Rating:                       ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ 
Recommended age:   6 year-old ++ 

Who would love this: Teachers/ parents looking for innovative mathematics teaching aids / resources 

Having grown up studying mathematics in a boring and conventional structured classroom environment, I get excited whenever I discovered new innovative educational resources that make learning ENJOYABLE and FUN for kids. Junior Learning has a range of interactive and clever products - today, I would love to share about this brand new “Mathcubes -Angles”. 

Why I love ❤️ it: 

(1) Unique Cubes With Hinges - Learn ANGLES In A Creative Way! 

I think “Angle” is a tricky concept for young kids - it’s hard to explain using just words. Angle is an integral element to visualise and analyse geometric shapes, and to define precise direction and movement. I never thought it’s possible to teach angles using math cubes, but Junior Learning creatively transformed this ordinary teaching tool into flexible, moveable, connectable cubes with hinges. The set includes 10 uniquely designed cubes with hinge, and 30 purple multicubes. They are tactile, fun to play with, demonstrate the changes in “angle” in a visible way (simply adjust the hinge connecting 2 rows of cubes). Apart from helping kids to visualise a seemingly abstract concept, these versatile cubes with hinges is also a super cool building toy with never-seen-before construction possibilities! 

(2) Double-Sided Geoboard & Other Components 

Of course, there are more! The set also includes a double-sided Geoboard with tiny pegs (one side arranged in 7x7 grid, and the reverse side arranged in circular shape), 20 blue and red rubber bands of 2 different sizes, and a protractor. We made circle with them, arranged the rubber bands as guided by the activity cards to explore various types of angles, and measured them using the included semicircular protractor. 

(3) 15 Double-Sided Cards With 30 Challenging Activities 

We love the 15 double-sided activity cards - combining 30 progressively challenging activities along with visual guides and step-by-step instructions. We formed reflex angle and full rotation angle using the rubber bands, we learned about right angles and acute angles, we made isosceles triangle and hexagon with the smart cubes, and we measured the interior angles of a quadrilateral and an equilateral triangle. The activities are engaging, and cover a range of interesting facts and ideas! We’re loving it! 

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