Learn how Connetix can help your child discover the joy of mathematics through play.

At its most foundational level, mathematics is all about play. If you’ve ever sat down and observed children play, you might notice they are great experimenters. They love to pick up new toys and see how they work- and in doing so, often naturally explore mathematical concepts through play.

Here are six ways that your children can use Connetix to explore mathematical concepts.

1. Measurement

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Connetix magnetic tiles enable children to experiment with units of measurement through play, expand their understanding and reasoning around measurement, including making direct and indirect comparisons about the length or weight of two or more designs.

As Connetix tiles come in a variety of sizes, shapes and weight, they naturally encourage children to explore and play with units of measurement.

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2. Shapes

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Children love to explore and experiment with different tiles to make all kinds of creations. Because two-dimensional and three-dimensional concepts can be quite abstract, Connetix magnetic tiles make the perfect at-home resource to play with different shapes to see how they can work together. Connetix  allow children to explore and create both 2D and 3D shapes through play, allowing them to use their innate curiosity and imagination to experiment with different tiles and create complex creations.

Play ideas:

Our 100 piece creative pack makes an excellent gift for your creative toddler while expanding their reasoning with shapes that follow foundational mathematical standards.

 

3. Location and Transformation

 

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The ability to describe the position and movement of an object is a foundational mathematical skill. Connetix magnetic tiles make it easy for your child to experiment with different creations to expand their vocabulary around position and movement.

Children are natural tinkerers. That’s what makes the Connetix brand so fun! As your child learns how the magnetic tiles work, they will instantly begin raising the stakes to see what they can build and even incorporate some of their favourite toys into the mix.

Play ideas:

Our 92 piece ball run pack is an excellent option for children learning about location and transformation.

 

4. Data Representation and Interpretation

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Children love to make inferences about the world around them, and Connetix is an excellent tool for developing their natural curiosity around interpreting data. They can use Connetix magnetic tiles to arrange data by colour, shape, size, or numerical values.

Play idea:

The Connetix 62 piece starter pack is an excellent choice for developing an understanding of interpreting data.

 

5. Number and Place Value

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Building children’s numerical understanding is paramount to their future success in mathematics. There are many ways you can use Connetix magnetic tiles to develop number recognition, learn to subitise objects or model their mathematical understanding.

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6. Patterns

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Ask any mathematician what makes them unique from other thinkers, and they may just say their ability to recognise patterns. Mathematics is routed in patterns, from the Fibonacci sequence to data analysis.

Connetix magnetic tiles are perfect for recognising and creating patterns. The simple design of shapes and colours of different sizes helps children classify tiles before they know they are doing it. We even have free resources you can download.

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Your Child’s Mathematical Growth Is Only Limited by Their Imagination

At Connetix, we believe in designing toys that expand your child’s mind while expanding their innate curiosity to learn through play. If you would like to purchase any of our products, please check out our website.

For more information on how Connetix can help your child grow, please visit our blog.

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