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Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Geometro Sets

Geometro Large Set
Geometro materials provide hands-on experiences with manipulatives that aid in teaching 3-D geometry.
Geometro models are flat plastic shapes -- triangles, squares, pentagons, and hexagons -- that can be readily joined to form three-dimensional solids. The pieces use hook/loop material to adhere to each other and are easy to handle, sturdy, and safe. Even the youngest learners quickly master them.

Students learn how to:
Geometro Medium Set
  • Recognize, name, build, compare, and sort increasingly complex two- and three-dimensional shapes
  • Describe attributes and parts of two- and three-dimensional shapes
  • Explore nets that can be folded to form pyramids and prisms
  • Learn elements of spatial symmetry
  • Demonstrate rotations and mirror symmetry
Kits Include:
  • Flat geometric shapes
  • Quick Start sheet in regular print and braille
  • Plastic storage/carrying case
Geometro Mini Set
GS16 Mini Set includes 16 pieces: 8 triangles, 6 squares, and 2 pentagons.
GS22 Medium Set includes 22 pieces: 12 triangles, 6 squares, 2 pentagons, and 2 hexagons.
GS56 Large Set includes 56 pieces: 24 triangles, 12 squares, 12 pentagons, and 8 hexagons.

GS16 Mini Kit:
Catalog Number: 1-03022-00

GS22 Medium Set:
Catalog Number: 1-03023-00

GS56 Large Set:
Catalog Number: 1-03024-00
Click this link to purchase the Geometro Sets from APH.

Geometro Shapes Sets

These optional shapes sets can be purchased in addition to the main Geometro sets. These shapes can be combined with the shapes in the main sets to create additional 3-D solids.

Pack of 12 Decagons:
Catalog Number: 1-03025-00

Pack of 6 Octagons:
Catalog Number: 1-03026-00

Pack of 3 hook/loop material Rods:
Catalog Number: 1-03027-00

Pack of 6 Rectangles:
Catalog Number: 1-03028-00

Pack of 6 Isosceles Triangles:
Catalog Number: 1-03029-00
Click this link to purchase Additional Shapes for the Geometro.

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