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Blocks (Toys) in mathematics education

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Froebel's Kindergarten Gifts

 Collection — 1
Identifier: 10-001-1
Scope and Contents

Froebel's Gifts were materials designed by Friedrich Froebel as part of his Kindergarten Method.  They are usually made from basic geometric shapes and are designed to teach children about geometry, forms, movement, color, mathematics and other skills, all through play and exploration. 

This collection has examples of the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh gifts. Some are incomplete.

Dates: Created: 1890-1900

Montessori Instructional Manipulatives

 Collection — 1
Identifier: 10-001-2
Scope and Contents

Instructional tools designed by Maria Montessori for her Montessori Education Method.  Includes a partial Broad Stair, a partial Pink Tower, several lacing frames, a partial Narrow Stair (Counting Rods), counting sticks, wood tiles, a box of colored silk spools, shakers, Cylinder Blocks, a Geometric Cabinet and a Fabric Cabinet.

Dates: Created: 1914-1920

The Kindergarten Building Gifts

 Digital Record
Identifier: NLU0483