PINO Numbers puzzle
Category: Educational toys
Number puzzle represents a valuable didactic device, helping the child to learn shapes, colours, numbers and series of numbers through play and games, while at the same time practising the eye-hand coordination and the minute motor skills that will provide added support to the later stages of learning how to write figures.
The practical manipulative activity with this material encourages the child’s natural interest in quantitative relations in his or her surroundings. By examining, putting together and taking apart the pieces, the child is guided from the perceptual to the conceptual understanding of numbers. Adults are advised to challenge the child to use everyday objects to compose sets of an equal number of elements as the ones shown in the pictures, to match the elements of such sets in order to assess which set has a bigger number of elements and how big the difference is… This is the onset of mathematical thinking, and the essential procedure for understanding the concepts of: more, less, equal.
- Dimensions: 30×22.5×1 cm
- Recommended age: 3 years and up.