There are 8 shapes included ~ cube, cylinder, hexagonal prism, rectangular prism, triangular prism, square pyramid, triangular pyramid and cone. Each shapes comes with foldable inserts to represent real world objects. There are a total of 24 inserts, some shapes have more options than others.
As for the boys, honestly, they weren’t too impressed since they weren’t as good for building, and more for learning. They thought they were neat, but haven’t explored them much.
My thoughts…the teacher in me really likes these. Having a hands on version of geometric shapes that represent real world objects makes for fun math learning! The plastic part used to close the shape and keep the insert inside isn’t as sturdy as I would like, I had to add a little bit of clear tape to a few of them to keep them from falling apart as we explored them, but it’s not a really big deal. I know I will love having these when we get to geometric shape lessons in math!
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