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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

StackUps: Spatial Reasoning Using Cubes and Isometric Drawings

StackUps encourages students to:
  • Recognize, name, build, draw, compare, and sort 2- and 3-dimensional shapes
  • Describe attributes and parts of 2- and 3-dimensional shapes
  • Investigate and predict the results of putting together and taking apart 2- and 3-dimensional shapes.
Students can practice:
  • Building 3-D models using hook/loop material cubes in combination with tactile displays
  • Using Mat Plans to construct and create stacked cube arrangements
  • Interpreting front-right-top views
  • Determining volume and surface area
  • StackUps Cubes
  • Stacked Cube Arrangement Cards
  • Mat Plan Cards
  • Mat Plan Worksheets
  • 5 x 5 Grids
  • Hook/loop material Squares for use with the 5 x 5 grids
  • Large Print Teacher's Guidebook
  • Braille Teacher's Guidebook
  • Guidebook CD-ROM with an interactive "StackUps Skills Checklist."
Recommended Ages: 10 years and older.
WARNING: Choking Hazard-Small Parts. Not intended for children ages 5 and under without adult supervision.

StackUps: Spatial Reasoning Using Cubes and Isometric Drawings

Complete Kit:
Catalog Number: 1-08960-00

Replacement Items:

StackUps Cubes (set of 20):
Catalog Number: 1-08960-01

StackUps Mat Plan Worksheets (pack of 25):
Catalog Number: 1-08960-02

Braille Teacher's Guidebook with CD-ROM:
Catalog Number: 5-08960-00

Large Print Teacher's Guidebook with CD-ROM:
Catalog Number: 7-08960-00
Click this link to purchase Stack Ups from APH.

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