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Perfect for a classroom or homeschool environment, this educational material is an introduction to the names of three-dimensional forms: sphere, cube, cone, cylinder, rectangular prism, rectangular pyramid, and triangular prism. Included in this listing are three-part cards, corresponding to these seven shapes.

For those unfamiliar with three-part cards, one set of cards depicts both the image and the name of the object. The second set of cards depicts only the image of the object. The cards in the third set are labels with the names of the objects, (typed in manuscript font chosen for beginning readers).

This single educational material can be used in several different ways. First, three-part cards are traditionally used in this manner:
cards with both image and name are introduced to the child, laying them on the rug from left to right; subsequently, the cards (depicting just the image) are matched to this first set of cards; then the name cards (which are labels) are matched (as shown in the second picture).

If used in a Montessori classroom, your three-dimensional geometric solids can also be combined with the three-part cards. Pre-readers may match the three-dimensional object to the two-dimensional picture cards. Readers may match the three-dimensional object to the label (without the aid\/visual clues of the picture-label cards).

Are you homeschooling your child? Never fear, the three-part cards could be used independent of these objects. The children would lay out the image\/text cards, then match the corresponding image cards, followed by the corresponding labels. This activity is beneficial even for non-readers; children who are not yet able to read are still capable of matching the labels\/text as they begin to distinguish differing letter forms. Later, readers can draw the shapes on paper and practice writing the names for each form.

I originally developed this educational material as an extension on the Geometric Solids, included in the Sensorial curriculum of a Montessori Primary classroom. However, the numerous activities that can be explored with this work make it ideal for a home environment as well. Older children can explore these forms on a deeper level as they are more capable of discussing area and volume within a mathematics curriculum.

Beginning matching works are invaluable to young children who are beginning to detect similarities between forms. This ability lays the foundation for distinguishing between letter forms as children begin to recognize letters and read phonetically.

As a current stay-at-home mom, my passion for education has continued as I am now offering on Etsy, replicas of the most successful materials that I designed over the years, to educators and parents like yourself! :) (Please convo me if you are interested in other educational materials but do not see them currently on my site: color wheel batik categorization quilt, air\/land\/water batik categorization quilt, world map batik categorization quilt, Noun Grammar Box, Verb Grammar Box, Article Grammar Box, Adjective Grammar Box, Preposition Grammar Box, Adverb Grammar Box, Conjunction Grammar Box, Introduction to Division Tray, Hardware Lotto Matching.

Included in this set:
7 Un-Laminated, Commercially-Printed Cards on Photo Paper (Pictures and Text) measuring approximately 4" wide x 6" tall
7 Un-Laminated, Commercially-Printed Cards on Photo Paper (Pictures) measuring approximately 4" x 4"
7 Un-Laminated, Commercially-Printed Cards on Photo Paper (Text\/Labels) measuring approximately 4" x 2"

Please also note: Cards are un-laminated. I would recommend laminating the cards before use in a classroom environment to protect them for long-term use. Materials are an original design and cannot be reproduced for sale.

I strive to offer these sets for much less time and money than it would cost for you to create one yourself!

Images and Text - Copyright 2009 by Amy M. Kuhl Cox

Wooden Geometric Solids 3-Part Cards (Wooden Solids Not Included in This Listing)


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