Flexistix Leonardo's Elements

Lower Age: 4
Upper Age: 104
Website: https://toys.hape.com/products/e8670?_pos=1&_psq=flexi&_ss=e&_v=1.0
Price: $39.99
Year Added: 2022
Flexistix Leonardo's Elements
This building toy by Hape includes various sizes of colored bamboo sticks and two types of flexible connectors that can be combined in various ways.

While the combination possibilities are endless, this toy leans heavily into complex geometric patterns. This type of free-building improves skills in spatial reasoning, geometry, and process of design. On the website listed on the box and in the included instruction booklet, users can further learn about the history of different shapes and how they can be used scientifically. Leonardo’s elements are easy to use, fun to play with, and provide useful hands-on experience with different structures. - D. C. Coble, Purdue Reviewer

Framework Categories

Apply SEM Knowledge (SEM)
Processes of Design (POD)
Spatial Reasoning

Moore, T.J., Glancy, A.W., Tank, K.M., Kersten, J.A., Smith, K.A., & Stohlmann, M.S. (2014). A framework for quality K-12 engineering education: Research and development. Journal of Precollege Engineering Education Research, 4(1), 1-13.