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 "Where learning is play, students are instrinsically motivated to explore and discover, not for a good grade, but rather because NOT knowing obstructs the road to having more fun" read more

Each number block has its value represented by its height. By allowing kids to see the numbers and values at the same time, math concepts become more tangible and easier to understand. 

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What can SumBlox teach?

SumBlox Building Blocks teach a wide range of mathematics through guided, hands-on discovery in our SumBlox Learning Activities. Currently available are series that teach addition and subtraction, multiplication, and fractions.  Each series empowers the educator to gradually move students to a deeper understanding of the properties of math through step-by-step investigations, engaging discussions and fun challenges.

Addition & Subtraction:

With Sumblox, students solidify their understanding of addition by focusing on its properties and manipulating the addend pairs of ten. Students connect addition to its inverse property, subtraction, and develop a strategy to find the difference between two whole numbers.  These new skills are learned and assessed through fun activities like building the Tower of Ten.

Multiplication:

Students use SumBlox to investigate factors and multiples.  Multiplication comes to life as they physically see the relationship between multiplication and repeated addition.  As they dig deeper into multiplication, they discover the commutative property and build SumBlox Factor Walls to discover all of the factors of a number.  

Fractions:

SumBlox allows teachers and students to explore fractions in a stress-free environment where every aspect of fractions can be seen and experienced.  By using SumBlox, students can truly understand the relationship between the numerator and denominator and use this knowledge to find fractional parts of whole values, find equivalent fractions, compare and order different fractions, convert improper fractions to mixed numbers, and even add fractions with different denominators.  Not only will your students be able to master these skills but also they will know why the math works! (Below you can see how fractions are scaled up and how 5/6, 2/3, and ½ are scaled to find a common denominator.  Now students can compare or add the fractions in their equivalent forms of: 5/6, 4/6, and 3/6!)

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Risks and challenges

Any mass production of a toy requires a lot of preparation and coordination. Quality and speed of delivery are among the most important aspects.

In order to insure that SumBlox meet the highest quality of standards we have engaged multiple manufacturers and received several samples iterations from each. Having handmade 2000+ blocks we know precisely what makes SumBlox great!

To insure that SumBlox ships on time we have made all the preparations with shipping ahead of time, so that the only variable is the production time of the blocks.

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    THANK YOU! Your help at any level brings SumBlox one step closer to homes and schools everywhere. Receive your name on the list of backers on our thank you page on our website.

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    HANDS-ON LESSON BOOK: Choose 1 of 3 in-depth lesson manuals (30pgs each w/pictures) crafted by an experienced teacher who has used the blocks with incredible results in her own classroom.(Addition/Subtraction, Multiplication, Factions)

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    3 HANDS-ON LESSON BOOKS: 3 in-depth lesson manuals (30pgs each w/pictures) crafted by an experienced teacher who has used the blocks with incredible results in her own classroom.(Addition/Subtraction, Multiplication, Fractions)

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    EARLY BIRD HOME SET: 43 hardwood blocks with a folded activity card that kids can follow. Retail price $89.99. (Add $16 shipping)

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    SUMBLOX HOME SET: 43 hardwood blocks with a folded activity card that kids can follow. Retail price $89.99. (Add $16 shipping)

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    EARLY BIRD TEACHER SPECIAL: A Classroom set of SumBlox (94 blocks) plus 3 teaching manuals (30pgs each) (Addition/Subtraction, Multiplication, Fractions). Retail price 199.99. (Add $28 shipping)

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    CLASSROOM SET: A Classroom set of SumBlox (100 blocks) plus 3 teaching manuals (30pgs each) (Addition/Subtraction, Multiplication, Fractions). Retail price 199.99. (Add $28 shipping)

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    DONATE TO A SCHOOL: A Classroom set of SumBlox (100 blocks) plus 3 teaching manuals (30pgs each) (Addition/Subtraction, Multiplication, Fractions). You save $50 off retail price (Add $28 shipping)

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    BUILDER's BUNDLE: 3 home sets of SumBlox. Total of 129 blocks and 3 activity cards. Great for gifting or building colossal structures. (Retail price $270, you save $90)
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    10 HOME SETS: 10 home sets of SumBlox. 43 hardwood blocks and 1 activity card per set. Best Value (Shipping included)

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    SCHOOL BUNDLE: 7 classroom sets of SumBlox. Setup each department in your elementary school. You save $420 off retail price (Add $175 shipping)

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    10 CLASS SETS + FULL DAY OF SUMBLOX FUN WITH THE CREATORS: Dave and Kelly will come to your school for a fun day to explore and experience the SumBlox learning activities for the classroom. Shipping included.

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