Binomial Cube

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Binomial Cube
Sensorial - Visual Discrimination of Form
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Level Primary
Age 3 +
Prerequisites Pink Tower
Materials Binomial Cube

In this activity the child assembles a three-dimensional puzzle made up of 8 wooden blocks. This puzzle is the physical representation of the binomial formula: (a+b)3. This activity prepares the child to use the Trinomial Cube. It also indirectly prepares the child to learn Algebra later on.

Presentations

Presentation 1

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Video

Teacher training lecture on the Binomial Cube.

Points of Interest

Control of Error

Variations and Extensions

TED Talk on the Binomial Cube used at different levels.

Material

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Further Reading