Hands On Math with K'NEX
Batman loves math and anything that requires building. I came upon this really cool kit K'NEX Education-Elementary Math and Geometry a few months ago on amazon. I thought it would be a perfect accompany to our math lessons. Batman thinks it's a treat to build things for school work. We ended up working on this kit for two solid hours! I was able to solidly teach new concepts to Batman that he grasped quite clearly.
This set allows children to build, investigate, and explore math and geometry concepts in a 2-D and 3-D world. There is a teacher's guide that covers key terms and vocabulary. There are also 142 K'NEX parts and enough parts to build 38 lessons. The possibilities are endless. I loved that each lesson offered a series of questions to ask the student.
Here is Batman building a 3-D rectangular prism. Today we talked about lines & angles, triangles, squares, rectangles and learned what a quadrilaterals is. We then moved on to 2-D and 3-D shapes and had fun building every type of example. Here are a few questions I asked Batman:
1. How many faces on each shape?
2. How many edges on each shape?
3. How many vertices does each shape have?
We have much more to do with this kit. I can see us using this to discuss fractions, symmetry, congruency, angles, and so much more.
This review is based on my own personal opinion. I wasn't asked nor compensated by K'NEX in anyway to do this review.