Time after time, experience shows that learning by manipulating physical objects with one’s own hands — learning by doing things firsthand, rather than being told about them or reading about them in a book — is extremely effective. Thames & Kosmos has a long history of incorporating this principle into science education. The Kids First Math line, a series of nine hands-on kits with activity cards or lesson guides designed to demonstrate and teach concepts in mathematics, as well as other skills such as logical thinking, problem solving, and creative thinking.
Kids First Math: Stacking Block Abacus Math Kit with Activity Cards
+ A row of 5 vertical rods and 75 colorful cubes that stack on the rods
+ Used to develop skills in counting, sorting, digits, addition, subtraction, and comparing
+ Visual and hands-on math learning
+ Durable plastic for long-term use and easy cleaning
+ Includes 5 bases, 5 rods, 75 cubes, 49 number cards, 5 activity cards, plastic storage bin