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|Sensorial - Visual Discrimination of Size|
|Age||2.5 - 3.5|
|Prerequisites||Using a Mat|
Practical Life Activities
|Materials||set of Pink Tower cubes|
Use of this material teaches the child visual discrimination of dimension. This activity also prepares the child for algebra.
- Carry the cubes to a mat one at a time starting with the smallest cube. Arrange them randomly.
- Select the largest cube and the smallest cube and set them next to each other. Say, "This is large. This is small."
- Step three
Points of Interest
Control of Error
Variations and Extensions
big and small
The Pink Tower consists of ten cubes that differ in size by 1cm from one to the next. The largest cube is 10cm cubed and the smallest is 1cm cubed.
They are usually painted pink, but are sometimes left as natural wood. The important thing is that they are all the same color so that the only difference between them is the size.
Where to Buy
Alison's $48.00 (sale: $29.99)
Alison's $40.00 (sale: $30.00) (unpainted wood)
Best Montessori Toys $26.94
Bruins $80.00 (unpainted wood)
Creative Learning $39.95
E & O $129.00
Hello Wood $122.00-$127.00
Juliana Group $112.00
Kid Advance $36.99 (sale: $32.99)
Montessori Land $43.00
Montessori N' Such $40.00 (unpainted wood)
Montessori Outlet $70.95
Meroco Montessori $18 (Pink Tower)
Stand for the Pink Tower
Creative Learning $9.95
E & O $16.00
Hello Wood $14.00
Juliana Group $35.00
Kid Advance $9.99
Montessori Land $12.00
Montessori N' Such $20.00
Montessori Outlet $9.95 (painted white)
ATXinventor $17.50-$37.00 (can be bought assembled or not, in different finishes)
a pink tower assembled from parts, same finished, and nested
1montessori (ATXinventor @Etsy) $17.50
(pre-cut parts to assemble - includes extra 1 cm and 2 cm cubes)
- Basic Montessori: Learning Activities for Under-fives by David Gettman, pages 74-76
- Teaching Montessori in the Home: The Pre-School Years by Elizabeth G. Hainstock, page 49