Symmetry

Learning and Practicing Symmetry with Magna-Tiles®

For over 20 years educators, parents, and children have benefited from screen-free, educational playtime made possible by Magna-Tiles®. The original magnetic building sets for children, they are an invention of a Japanese math teacher who had a simple mission: give young students a better way to learn. Today, Magna-Tiles® and Magna-Qubix® sets encourage children to master symmetry concepts, an area that is sometimes difficult for certain learners. But because our products fuse math, science, and creativity, they help to foster deeper connections within the child’s brain, enabling them to learn about symmetry with ease.

A game made out of Magna-Tiles

The Value of Teaching Symmetry with Magna-Tiles®

Symmetry is a fundamental element of geometry, nature, and shapes. By understanding the basic principles of symmetry, children are better able to conceptually organize their world. It is important to teach your children about symmetry at a young age so they understand that mathematics can be useful for more than just adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing. Magna-Tiles® sets are dynamic tools that allow your students to visualize, explore, and create the concepts of symmetry you are trying to teach, such as:

 

  • Describing the results of sliding, flipping, and turning 2D shapes
  • Identifying symmetry in 2D and 3D shapes that have been rotated
  • Visualizing what motions are needed for one shape to become congruent with another

 

Children are unique and learn in different ways. By incorporating one of our hands-on, non-digital activities from Magna-Tiles®’ educator resources, you ensure each student has the best chance to learn and retain as much information as possible. For additional activities and inspirational ideas, visit our idea gallery.

Puzzle made out of Magna-Tiles

Benefits of Using Magna-Tiles®

In today’s increasingly digitalized world, it is more important to ever to equip children with chances to hone their tactile and spatial skills, work on communication, experience teamwork, and much more – and Magna-Tiles® can offer all of these learning opportunities in every symmetry lesson. In addition to helping children understand the basic principles of symmetry, our magnetic blocks for kids also aid in the development of crucial skills, such as:

 

 

Just as importantly, all of our products are safe and manufactured with food-grade, BPA-free, ABS plastic and contain no toxic substances, latex, or phthalates. In fact, not a single one of our products has ever been the subject of a safety recall. Their safe construction doesn’t jeopardize their durability, however. Your Magna-Tiles® sets will look like new for years to come, whether your class is experiencing STEM learning indoors or out.

Girl playing with squares from a Magna-Qubix magnetic block set

Order Your Set of Magna-Tiles® Today

If you are looking for something to keep student’s minds active and engaged when learning about symmetry, look no further than Magna-Tiles®. Our product lineup features something for every student – no matter their stage of educational development. When you feel the powerful attraction between two of our magnets, or hear the distinctive “click” when joining two tiles together, you will know that you made the right choice by purchasing the original magnetic building blocks for kids.

 

To learn more about how children can master symmetry concepts and other subjects with Magna-Tiles®, please contact us today.

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