This set features a stackable storage box containing 40 regular Magformers magnetic pieces - 12 equilateral triangles, 18 squares, 6 isosceles triangles, 2 hexagons, 2 pentagons. As a result, it makes mathematical 2D nets and corresponding 3D geometric structures from cubes, to prisms and other polyhedra (like a rhombicuboctahedron).
It's a perfect set for use in school classes, where small groups of children can:
- Recognise the symmetry in 2D shapes.
- Make tessellated patterns by rotating and connecting pieces.
- Identify the 2D nets that make cuboids, pyramids and prisms.
- Grow their mathematical vocabulary, exploring polygons and polyhedra, prisms, faces, vertices, edges and visually comparing the different properties of shapes such as isosceles and equilateral triangles.
The set contains instructional sheets and booklets.