puzzle packs help build spatial reasoning and skills. Spatial reasoning is the
ability to determine how shapes fit together and how they fill a space (puzzle
mat). Geoboards and three kinds of puzzle pieces are used. Children can make their
own designs and mats for a creative exercise in geometry. All materials are reproducible!
McRuffy Tangram Adventure Pack
The McRuffy Tangram Adventure
Pack includes the following:
Tangram Adventure book features
120 puzzle mats with 60 different
Sixty mats show the designs with interior lines.
show the designs with only the outline.
- Three 7-Piece
McRuffy Tangram Adventure is a wire or spiral
bound book. Four themes are included. A tangram farm, tangram safari, an ocean
of tangrams, and a tangram forest provide children with plenty of enjoyable learning
Tangrams are seven piece plastic sets. Five triangles in 3
different sizes, a square, and a parallelagram are manipulated to complete the
puzzle mats. Tangrams provide great opportunities for practicing spatial - orientation
Pattern Block Pack
The McRuffy Pattern Block
pack includes the following:
- The McRuffy
Pattern Block Pictures where children make colorful pictures. (Spiral
bound book with
15 designs on 30 pages)
- The Pattern
Block Symmetry Mats show half of the design. Children complete the
second half of the design along the dashed line to make a symmetrical design.
(19 mats and 6 cards)
- 100 Pattern
- The Plastic
Pattern Blocks Mirror can be used to check symmetry.
Blocks are the simplest puzzle pieces. Sets have
6 colors and 6 shapes. The
pieces allow children many solutions to puzzle
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McRuffy Pattern Block Pictures
McRuffy Pattern Block Symmetry
Plastic Pattern Blocks
The McRuffy Pentomino pack
includes the following:
- The Pentomino Puzzle
Book is a reproducible 85 page book. Puzzles will challenge students
from grades K to 8. Some puzzles are simplified for younger students. Ideas for
increasing or decreasing the difficulty level are explained. See
sample puzzles from within the book. Spiral bound to lie flat.
Pentomino Missing Piece Game. Players use
logic and visual-perceptual skills to find a pentomino piece that will connect
to four other pieces in a specific way. See
a sample of how to play!
plastic pentomino set is also included.
twelve piece sets, each covering five square inches. The pieces are similar in
shape, requiring greater spatial reasoning skills.
and logic skills are emphasized using pentominoes. Students must choose the correct
piece and orient it correctly.
Pentomino Puzzle Book
Pentomino Missing Piece Game