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Everything teachers need to explore geometry and patterning with students in the classroom! Each Classroom Kit comes with a Super Source Pattern Blocks Teacher Resource Book, five VersaTote Storage Containers of Pattern Blocks in either wood or plastic, and Overhead Pattern Block--enough materials for 30 students. Grades K-6.

The Super Source Pattern Blocks Teacher Resource Books

Students will build skills in looking for patterns, spatial visualization, and organizing and interpreting data with the 18 lessons in each of these hands-on, grade-level-specific books. Activities involve sorting and counting, properties of geometric figures, fractions, measurement, perimeter, and area. Over 100 pages each. Grades K-6.

Use this exciting manipulative kit to develop students' critical-thinking skills, number sense, understanding of place value, and more! Kit contains a Super Source Teacher Resource Book, one set of Overhead Base Ten Blocks, and enough Base Ten Blocks for 24-30 students. Grades 1-6.

The Super Source Base Ten Blocks Teacher Resource Books

Use this collection of grade-level-specific resource books with Base Ten Blocks to build and reinforce students' understanding of counting, comparing, estimating, place value, computation, number sense, and measurement. The eighteen hands-on lessons will guide teachers and students through lively writing and discussion activities. 100 to 112 pages each. Grades 1-6.

A complete kit to investigate and visually represent math concepts using Cuisenaire Rods! Each Classroom Kit contains a grade-level-specific Super Source Teacher Resource Book; 12 Trays of 74 wood, plastic, or Connecting Cuisenaire Rods; Overhead Cuisenaire Rods; and a Cuisenaire Rods Template. Kits include enough materials for an entire class working in groups. Grades K-6.

The Super Source Cuisenaire Rods Teacher Resource Books

A powerful resource full of classroom-tested problem-solving activities to help students explore the rich potential of this classic, colorful manipulative! Hands-on lessons focus on counting, measurement, fractions, probability and statistics, and spatial visualization. Each grade-level-specific book contains 18 activities that include teaching notes about the underlying mathematics. Over 100 pages each. Grades K-6.

The Super Source Snap Cubes Kits--Packaged to Meet a Variety of Classroom Needs!

Build bridges between concrete experiences and abstract mathematical concepts with these bountiful kits! Includes The Super Source Snap Cubes Teacher Resource Book, 1,000 Snap Cubes (enough for 30 students), and a set of overhead Snap Cubes. Grades K-6.

Snap Cubes Teacher's Resource Books

Encourage children to develop and communicate their ideas about mathematics through hands-on experiences with these classroom-tested, problem-solving activities! The 18 activities in each grade-level-specific resource focus on counting, basic operations, volume, surface area, and fractions and develop skills such as data exploration and spatial visualization. 96-112 pages each. Grades K-6.

Here is an all-in-one resource for hands-on arithmetic and geometric understanding! Each kit contains one Super Source Teacher Resource Book, four VersaTote Storage Containers with 400 Color Tiles each, and a set of Overhead Color Tiles (plastic or ManipuLite )--enough materials for 30 students. Grades K-6.

The Super Source Color Tiles Teacher Resource Books

Encourage pattern explorations and geometric thinking with these engaging activities! Each grade-level-specific resource book includes 18 hands-on lessons using Color Tiles covering counting, sorting, computation, fractions, and more. Includes teaching notes that identify the underlying mathematics concepts. Over 100 pages each. Grades K-6.

These kits are packed with grade-appropriate activities for developing tactile recognition and enhancing estimation skills! Each kit comes with the Super Source Tangrams Teacher Resource Book, 24 Sets of Tangrams in a VersaTote Storage Container, Overhead Tangrams, and a Tangrams Template. Grades K-6 .

The Super Source Tangrams Teacher Resource Books

Use the 18 hands-on activities in each of these classroom-tested resources to teach problem solving, measurement, fractions, area and perimeter, and transformational geometry lessons. Each grade-level-specific book includes concise teacher notes to extend understanding of mathematical ideas and offers prompts for classroom discussions, writing activities, and extensions. Over 100 pages each. Grades K-6.

Encourage students to explore shapes and symmetry and to solve problems with these exciting Geoboard Kits! Includes The Super Source Geoboards Teacher Resource Book, 30 Geoboards, 1 Overhead 5 x 5-pin Geoboard, and 1 Overhead Circular Geoboard--enough materials for 30 students. Grades K-6.

The Super Source Geoboards Teacher Resource Books

These grade-level-specific resources provide hands-on experiences using Geoboards to explore geometric shapes, symmetry, angles, line segments, and fractions in a problem-solving format. Each book contains 18 lessons correlated to the NCTM math strands and topics to support or extend any math curriculum. 96 pages each. Grades K-6.

Each kit contains plenty of manipulatives for 30 students, an overhead manipulative set that allows teachers to demonstrate use for the whole class, and is packaged in a convenient storage tote.

Improve Understanding of Algebra with a Three-Dimensional Approach!

Algeblocks represent constants and variables with area models--making it easier for students to see and build algebraic expressions and equations. By using the natural relationship between algebra and geometry, Algeblocks put the solutions to algebraic expressions literally at students' fingertips and bridge the connection between concrete representation and abstract concepts.

Help your students master the fundamentals of algebra with our complete line of Algeblocks materials:

The Blocks

Durable, plastic-molded blocks represent the variables x2, x3, y, y2, y3, xy, x2y, and xy2, as well as units. Size of blocks range from 1 cu. cm to 4.5 cu. cm.

Transparent Counters

These counters come in a classroom set and are perfect for the overhead and counting & sorting activities.

Each kit contains plenty of manipulatives for 30 students, an overhead manipulative set that allows teachers to demonstrate use for the whole class, and is packaged in a convenient storage tote.

Color Cubes Classroom Basics Kit:
Includes 1,000 wooden 1" color cubes in 6 colors and an overhead color cubes tiles set.

Deluxe Rainbow Fraction Circles Classroom Basics Kit:
Includes 15 plastic Deluxe Rainbow Fraction Circles (51-piece sets) and an Overhead Deluxe Rainbow Fraction Circles Set in a convenient plastic tote.

Deluxe Rainbow Fraction Squares Classroom Basics Kit:
Includes 15 Deluxe Rainbow Fraction Squares (51-piece sets) and an Overhead Fraction Squares in a convenient plastic tote.

Features 25 clocks for demonstration and hands-on activities.

Ages 3-9

Demonstrate time-telling concepts while students follow along in hands-on activities.

Includes Big Time Demonstration Clock and 24 student clocks, all with built-in stands, and Activity Guide

Features color-coding that helps students focus on one time-telling skill at a time and makes it easier to differentiate between hours and minutes

Maintains correct hour and minute relationships with hidden gears

Plastic demonstration clock measures 13.25"H; plastic student clocks measure 4"H each

The Original Geometric Models for Exploring Algebraic Concepts!

Algebra Tiles involve students in learning algebraic concepts, including adding and subtracting polynomials, factoring trinomials, and the Zero Principle. Each tile represents the positive and negative of a quantity. Grades 6 and up

Kit includes 30 sets of Student Algebra Tiles, 1 set of Overhead Algebra Tiles, Algebra Tiles for the Overhead Projector, and Algebra Tiles Workbook.

Each kit contains plenty of manipulatives for 30 students, an overhead manipulative set that allows teachers to demonstrate use for the whole class, and is packaged in a convenient storage tote.

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Each kit contains plenty of manipulatives for 30 students, an overhead manipulative set that allows teachers to demonstrate use for the whole class, and is packaged in a convenient storage tote. Includes 15 sets of double-six dominoes in a variety of colors.

Each kit contains plenty of manipulatives for 30 students, an overhead manipulative set that allows teachers to demonstrate use for the whole class, and is packaged in a convenient storage tote.

Dot Dice Classroom Basics Kit:
Includes 144 dot dice (5/8" dice in 3 colors) and a pair of overhead dot dice.

Spinners Classroom Basics Kit:
Includes 30 Four-color Spinners, 30 Numbers 1-6 Spinners, 30 Blank Spinners, and a set of Overhead Spinner Templates with Holder in a convenient plastic storage tub.

Class set includes thirty double-sided 9" H x 12" W Write 'N' Wipe Coordinate Grid Boards with a Coordinate grid on one side and blank on the other, 32 dry erase markers, and 30 student erasers, all stored in a handy tote with snap-shut lid.

Includes 1,000 two-color ManipuLite Counters (1" diameter) and an overhead two-color counters set.

Construct a perfect circle every time! The innovative three-disk design of this metal compass holds pencil and stylus in place for smooth adjustments and is scaled in inches and centimeters for accurate diameter circles (from 0in.-8in.). It can also be hooked in tandem to draw larger circles.

This safety compass has a unique slide that is easy to adjust and easy to tighten, yet holds firm when students go to sketch a figure. Draw circles and angles, measure line segments, and construct geometric shapes all with this durable compass.

Large sturdy plastic tools designed for use with chalkboards or whiteboards using markers or chalk.

Compass
17" long , can be used with chalk or dry-erase board markers using attachable marker adapter. Draws up to 43" diameter circles.

Protractor
14" diameter, with vertex indicator.

Folding Meter Stick
One meter long (39.37") and is scaled in inches (1/4" increments) and cm/mm.

Triangles
Triangles measure from 20" to 23"

Sturdy jars feature secure lids, come in a range of sizes, and display both customary and metric scales!

Five sturdy HDPE plastic measuring jars feature customary and metric delineations ranging from a gill to a gallon and from 100 to 3,000 mL. Set of 5.

Giant Dual-Scale Measuring Jars range from cup to gallon.

Use these six clear containers to explore various volume concepts. Students can investigate how changes in the area of the base of a solid affect the volume of the solid. Measure the interior dimensions of each container to discover relationships between volume and surface area. Each container has graduation marks in metric measurements. Cylinders, square prisms, and triangular prisms come in 1-liter and 1/2-liter sizes.

Clearly calibrated, transparent design makes measurement easy!

Demonstrate the relationship between cubic centimeters and milliliters with this 1,000-mL volume cube, graduated in 100-mL increments.

Introduce students to volume with this comprehensive kit! Includes 5 dual-scale measuring spoons, 4 cups, 3 pitchers, and 5 giant self-nesting jars. Plastic spoons measure 1 Tbs/15mL, 1/2 Tbs/7.5mL, 1tsp/5mL, 1/2 tsp/2.5mL, and 1/4 tsp/1.2mL. Measuring cups include 1 cup/236mL, 1/2 cup/118mL, 1/3 cup/79mL, and 1/4 cup/59mL. Liquid measuring pitchers are marked in ounces and milliliters and include a cup/250mL, pint/500mL, and quart/1,000mL. Sturdy plastic jars include cup, pint, quart, half-gallon, and gallon. Set of 17.

Visualize Three-Dimensional Geometry and design concepts with the Polydron System!

The durable plastic shapes of the Polydron geometric construction system feature a unique clip hinge. This allows students to snap the shapes together to easily explore two-dimensional nets and three-dimensional solids; perimeter, volume, vertices, and angles; and Euler’s Formula. Construct all five Platonic Solids: tetrahedron, cube, dodecahedron, octahedron, and icosahedron! Grades K-5.

Designed for 30 students, a total of 494 pieces.

200 Equilateral Triangles

80 Triangles

80 Squares

60 Isosceles Triangles

30 Rectangles

24 Pentagons

20 Hexagons

1 Lesson Book (K-5 or 6-12)

1 Storage Chest

Teach area, perimeter, volume, and nets with this set of eight translucent folding shapes. Pieces match the size, shape, and color of large, plastic geometric shapes.

Quality geometric solids come with an attached cord that helps you illustrate the diameter, altitude, and the slant height lines of three-dimensional solids--important concepts in the study of volume and surface area. Colored bases make the connection between two- and three-dimensional geometry easy to see. Grades 7 and up.

Help students recognize the properties of geometric shapes with these 12 colorful foam solids! The cubes, cylinders, prisms, pyramid, sphere, hemisphere, cone and rectangular solids come in three bright colors and measure 2" to 3". Grades K and up.

Demonstrate that different geometric solids can have equal volumes. Unique collection features clear plastic solids that can be filled with liquids, sand, or rice. Set contains cone, sphere, cylinder, pyramid, cube, and rectangular prism. Grades 3 and up.

Building linear equations "balances" abstract concepts with concrete learning!

Written and patented by Dr. Henry Borenson. Create balanced equations with this simplified, concrete approach to learning about algebra. Students use the game pieces to physically build a given algebraic equation; then they solve the equation through manipulation of the pieces. Grades 4-9.

Hands-On Equations Class Set
Includes 10 Student Kits (each contains 24 game pieces and a laminated game board), a Teacher's Manual, worksheets, and a Demonstration Balance.

Every time a student uses a MIRA, the concept of bilateral symmetry is invoked. This allows the student to progress from bisecting angles, drawing perpendiculars and parallel lines in the middle grades, to drawing the conic sections and even to inscribing ellipses in a given triangle in the senior grades. This type of experimental geometry provides an opportunity for the student to draw and become familiar with the properties of the figures that will be studied analytically later on. 124 pages. Grade 9 and up.

MIRA Activities for Senior Grades

The activities in this book use the MIRA to investigate the role of bilateral symmetry in geometry. Exercises are designed to help students discover spatial relationships, recognize geometric shapes, and prepare for further geometry concepts when they reach the middle grades. Includes teacher guidelines for each activity. 148 pages. Grades 5-8.

Turn rotation symmetry into an effective method of discovery! Students see the multiple reflections they create by controlling the angle size of this hinged mirror. Create angles up to 180° using the base. The mirror instantly brings into full view images that are difficult and time-consuming to draw. Use the removable protractor base to fix the angle accurately at 45 degrees to create the image of an octagon! Explore symmetry and investigate numerical patterns that can be demonstrated geometrically. Use the mirror without the base to hypothesize the properties of special angles; then draw conclusions and discover the impact of an angle. Grades 4-12.

Guided and open-ended blackline investigations encourage students to explore and discover geometry using the square pieces of wax patty paper that butchers use to layer hamburgers in a stack. Separate 80-page Student Workbook contains all the open activities and some spiral exercise sets. Teacher's Resource Book, Student Workbook, and 1000 sheets of Patty Paper are included. Grades 6-10.

Develop skills in spatial relationships and language comprehension through origami paper-folding exercises. Student explore geometric shapes, patterns, and abstract concepts with engaging, hand-on activities. The open-ended "see-it, say it, write it" format helps them learn to communicate mathematically. Kit includes a resource binder, a 118-page activity book, and 50 six-inch paper squares in assorted colors. Grades K-8.

Fifty Fathoms is a collection of fifty demos for the first-year statistics course that use Fathom, the great dynamic statistics software from Key Curriculum Press. Topics run the gamut from first-week material such as the meaning of mean and median, though fitting and inference, to strange topics such as the bizarre Cauchy distribution and the consequences of heteroscedasticity.

The CD that comes with the book includes the demo files and a limited-use version of the software.