Snap Sticks/Bars (100mm to 10mm long, 3mm thick, 8mm wide) . Lengths are center-center measurements.
They are designed for easy assembly by young children. They can be used to make shapes in elementary geometry or make sense of 1D (linear) concepts such as curve lengths or perimeters. The 10mm piece can be hard to snap into. All the rest are relatively loose.
Print some of various lengths and see how children can make with them. As alwasys, remember to observe safety rules when working with children.
STEAM educator, learning from and working with K-12 STEAM teachers to explore new ideas of teaching and engagement. I firmly believe ART is at the core of STEM learning or all human learning! I owe my ideas and designs to the hundreds of K-12 children and teachers and university professors I have had the pleasure of working with, in multiple disciplines-- math, science,engineering language arts, social studies, early childhood education and more! All mistakes, of course, are mine! There is no warranty or liability whatsoever implied or explicit behind the designs or ideas. They are all posted for their potential educational values.
When working with children, please strictly observe all safety and health procedures! Please refer to the NSTA safety guides: http://www.nsta.org/safety/.
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