Learning Resources has lifted the lid on a new MathLink Cubes play-set inspired by and based on the hit children’s series, Numberblocks. The TV series is based on a group of friendly characters that help children see how numbers really work.
Called MathLink Cubes Numberblocks 1-10 Activity Set aims to bring together the imaginative power of the Numberblocks TV series with the colourful, stackable MathLink Cubes in a set that allows kids to play along with the Numberblocks episodes and engage in maths through play.
For use at home and in the classroom, the Numberblocks set is based on the top-selling Learning Resources MathLink Cubes – the 2cm cube linkable construction toy developed for hands-on maths learning – widely used by teachers in primary schools.
Joe Elliot, the Numberblocks TV series creator, said: “MathLink Cubes have been an integral part of Numberblocks right from the very beginning – we’ve used them to discover what every Numberblocks character can do, to plan stories and to design intricate animation sequences.
“The number one thing our dedicated following of young number fans ask for is real Numberblocks so they can get hands-on and play with Numberblocks themselves, so it’s been great fun working with the creative team at Learning Resources to develop this new Numberblocks MathLink Cubes set.”
The set contains all children need to build the Numberblocks characters One to Ten in all forms seen during episodes. The 251-piece set includes 100 Numberblocks MathLink Cubes, Numberlings, Character Cards, double-sided write and wipe Activity Cards, stickers, and a Supporting Activity Guide. Children use MathLink Cubes to build the characters, get to know more about them using the Character Cards, and follow the 30 maths activities created to complement the episodes.
The new MathLink Cubes Numberblocks 1-10 Activity Set helps children master early maths skills such as counting, sequencing, addition, subtraction, number recognition and problem-solving.