What is the Montessori Binomial Cube?

Montessori Binomial Cube is an early childhood education material for children (3-6) years old a sensory material and a mathematical material for children at the primary level. It consists of 8 cubes, 2 red, and blue cubes, the rest of the cubes have a pattern of red and black, blue and black. They are contained in a wooden box with a lid that has the pattern shown below

What are the benefits of the binomial cube?

The purpose of using the binomial cube is to further develop the child’s visual perception of 3-dimensional objects and, at the same time, indirectly prepare him/her for future work in mathematics (algebra).
How old is it suitable for children?
This is a sensory material suitable for children from 3 years of age. It is used to match colors and patterns (as a puzzle) to improve visual discrimination.
Like math, it can form the concept of binomial (a + b)^3 for children 8 years and older.

How to use the binomial cube?

Tell your child the name of the binomial cube and show where it is placed. I usually ask my child, “Do you want to play with the binomial cube?” If he answers yes, have your child pick up the binomial cube and place it on your workbench. Gently lift the lid, display and describe the contents, and begin the demonstration. One by one, remove the cubes and set them aside as shown in the figure. One column is used for the blue cube and the blue-black cube, and the red cube and the red-black cube.

Now let’s build the binomial cube! Using the pattern on the lid, place 2 red and black cubes around the red cube so that the red surface touches any red surface of the red cube.

After making the first layer of the pattern, you can move it to the box. For the next one, first, place the red and black cubes on the lid so that the red side touches the red mark on the lid. Now, place the blue-black cube around the red-black cube so that the black side touches the black side of the red-black cube. To complete the pattern, place the face of the blue cube in contact with the blue face of the blue-black cube. Move it to the top of the first set of shapes in the box. 

Gently close the box on its hinges and close it with the lid. Have the child notice that the pattern in the binomial cube constructed inside the box is the same as the pattern shown on the lid.

We have found detailed steps for you to follow.

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With the help of pictures and videos I believe you already know how to use the binomial cube, are you interested in it? Do you want to equip your home school with such teaching aids? Have doubts about where to buy such professional teaching aids?

You can try the following ways to help you choose the right teaching aids:

1、Nienhuis

This is a very professional Montessori product supplier and you can buy most of the common Montessori materials on their website, saving you the trouble of having to pick and choose between different websites. They have special stores in the US, Germany and some other countries to facilitate your selection.

2、Kidadvance

Kidadvance offers educational materials in language, math, geography, sensory, biology, etc. They have their own factory in China for production and can provide some test reports on their products so you can use them without worrying about the safety of your children. In addition, you can also find some educational toys on their website, which help enrich children’s playtime and allow them to create their own fun Montessori activities to practice their hands-on skills, etc.

3、Xihamontessori

Like kid advance, Xihamontessori has its own factory in China for production, which can provide some relevant certifications and is very trustworthy in terms of product safety. This factory started its business with wooden products and has accumulated a lot of experience in this field. Their wooden Montessori furniture and teaching aids are very well made and durable, so if you are planning to start a kindergarten or want to create a Montessori environment for your children at home, this is a good choice.

We have briefly introduced a few stores with good quality Montessori products for you, if you have experienced other good stores please recommend them to me too~

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