A set of 7 complex geometric shapes that are about 1.75 x 1.75" (4.5 x 4.5 cm). These manipulatives are a perfect learning aid for teaching young children or toddlers shape recognition. Each shape comes in a different color and may also be used to teach color recognition.
Included shapes and colors:
- Pentagon (Red)
- Hexagon (Black)
- Octagon (Gray)
- Parallelogram (Blue)
- Trapezoid (Yellow)
- Kite (Green)
- Crescent (Brown)
This set is meant to complement the basic set of geometric shapes we sell. Check the listing for the basic set if you are interested in both. The color selection is the same in both sets.
These shapes fit comfortably in hand and have a pleasant weight. They are laser cut from 1/8" (3 mm) thick acrylic. Acrylic is a type of plastic and has a very smooth feel. We did not blunt the edges of any shapes.
Some colors are opaque and some are slightly translucent (a small amount of light may pass through, but you will not be able to distinguish any features of an object held behind the translucent colors).
On a couple of the pieces, you may notice some slight surface flaws on one side caused by heat from the cutting laser. In particular, red and brown seem to have the surface flaw. It is much less common in the other colors. These small surface flaws DO NOT affect their ability as a learning aid nor are they very noticeable in person. See the close up photo of the red piece in the listing for an example of the worst case flaw.
Contact us for custom colors, sizes or bulk orders. We may also cut them from wood or other materials.