Unifix cubes are great for counting, grouping, patterning, measurement, and sorting activities. They are among the most widely used manipulatives used during math time. You will find them often as part of our Focus on the Child series, where we look closely at the math thinking taking place in a child's development.
January 29, 2019
Regardless of how high a preschooler can rote count, a child’s sense of what those numbers actually mean develops gradually. We call this understanding number sense, and it requires relating numbers to real quantities.
A student approximates the number of cubes in collections of increasing quantity.
A child estimates the number of cubes in a collection.
A child uses cubes to aid in addition and subtraction.