By presenting a discrete number of cubes carefully arranged in an organized structure, the Pattern Boards invite children to discern the relationship between numbers. For example, the difference between odd and even is readily apparent. This difference is not evident to the child when he or she is presented with a random array of cubes or any other set of objects. The Pattern Boards are a concrete representation of what is commonly referred to as “the ten frame.” Lively, fun games to be used with the Pattern Boards are described in Experimenting with Numbers.
Blocks sold separately.