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Excellerations® Unit Block Discovery Mats - Set of 6

Item # UNITMATS
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Product Overview

Protect floors while providing a comfy play area for kids, ideal for learning and playtime.
  • EDUCATIONAL: Future engineers have a structured plan using traditional floor unit blocks (sold separately).
  • QUALITY: Thick, plastic mats are printed double sided with leveled designs.
  • MULTIPLE USES: 6, double sided mats give children 12 play spaces to view blocks from all sides. Children can pattern using block rotation, match 2-D designs, combine blocks to make larger shapes, measure and build 3-D models on grids.
  • EASY TO CLEAN: Wipe-clean mats measure 23.25 inches x 19.25 inches.
  • COMMON CORE READY: Engineering mats support common core standards of identifying 2-3 dimensional shapes and modeling shapes.
PreK-K Core Standards
  • K.G.A.3. Identify shapes as two-dimensional (lying in a plane, "flat") or three-dimensional ("solid").
  • K.G.B.5. Model shapes in the world by building shapes from components (e.g., sticks and clay balls) and drawing shapes.
  • K.G.A.3. Identify shapes as two-dimensional (lying in a plane, "flat") or three-dimensional ("solid").

K-3 Core Standards
  • K.G.B.4 Analyze and compare two- and three-dimensional shapes, in different sizes and orientations, using informal language to describe their similarities, differences, parts (e.g., number of sides and vertices/"corners") and other attributes (e.g., having sides of equal length).
  • 1.G.A.2 Compose two-dimensional shapes (rectangles, squares, trapezoids, triangles, half-circles, and quarter-circles) or three-dimensional shapes (cubes, right rectangular prisms, right circular cones, and right circular cylinders) to create a composite shape, and compose new shapes from the composite shape.
  • K.G.A.3 Identify shapes as two-dimensional (lying in a plane, "flat") or three-dimensional ("solid").
  • K.G.A.1 Describe objects in the environment using names of shapes, and describe the relative positions of these objects using terms such as above, below, beside, in front of, behind, and next to.
  • 1.G.A.1 Distinguish between defining attributes (e.g., triangles are closed and three-sided) versus non-defining attributes (e.g., color, orientation, overall size); build and draw shapes to possess defining attributes.