Hierarchical Material

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Wooden Hierarchical Material
Math - Passage to Abstraction
One to one million 2.JPG
Level Primary
Age 5.5 - 6

This activity provides the child with a concrete representation of the quantities one to a million.


  1. step one
    One to one million.JPG
  2. step two, etc.

Points of Interest[edit]

Control of Error[edit]

Variations and Extensions[edit]


The unit cube is 5mm in all dimensions. The ten bar is 5cm long. The hundred square is 5cm square. The thousand cube is 5cm in all dimensions. The ten-thousand bar is 50cm long. The hundred-thousand square is 50cm square. The million cube is 50cm in all dimensions.

Where to Buy[edit]

Alison's $350.00
Bruins $500.00
Cabdev $669.00
Juliana Group $646.80
Nienhuis $599.50

Hierarchical Number Cards
Bruins $23.00

Further Reading[edit]