Geometiles

Lower Age: 6
Upper Age: 106
Price: $85.00
Year Added: 2021
Amazon URL: https://bit.ly/geometiles
Geometiles Box Contents
Geometiles, by Imathgination, is an entertaining shape-building toy intended for ages 6+.

The Geometiles kit comes with 96 pieces of varying shapes and colors that can be used to assemble various structures and shapes. Some adult guidance might be required to show the user how to attach and separate the pieces, especially the closed structure pieces illustrated in the instruction manual. Additionally, a computer with internet access is recommended but not required as many building instructions and examples are available for reference on the Geometiles website

Geometiles is an interactive toy that strengthens the user’s design skills, critical thinking skills, and spatial reasoning skills through the construction of varying geometries. The user can either follow the directions from the toy’s website or create their own shapes employing their creative thinking skills. The pieces are relatively easy to snap together and there are endless possibilities for the shapes that can be created which increases the longevity of the toy. Some of the pieces have relatively sharp edges so adult guidance is advised until children have played with the toy for a sufficient amount of time. Overall, Geometiles reinforces creative thinking skills, critical thinking skills, and spatial reasoning skills in users through an engaging medium of shape and structure construction.

Framework Categories

Spatial Reasoning
Engineering Thinking (EThink)
Processes of Design (POD)

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