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Picture Puzzles Equipment List
  • Poly Plug is available from Mathematics Centre.
    Use your purchase order or our Order Form.
  • Other materials are either in schools or available from various suppliers.
  • In addition some puzzles need print materials linked in the relevant Teaching Notes.
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Number & Computation A Poly Plug None


Number & Computation B Students' own timing device None


Number & Computation C Cuisenaire Rods None


Pattern & Algebra A
(Free Tour & Member)
Mini Geofix squares
Mini Geofix triangles
3D Geoshapes (larger version of Geofix), square tiles, triangle tiles or wooden cubes will substitute for some Puzzles. (Mini Geofix triangles or Geoshape triangles are essential for the puzzle Tetrahedron Triangles.)


Pattern & Algebra B
(Free Tour & Member)
Square Tiles
Popsticks or plastic sticks
Cube blocks will substitute for square tiles. Cut drinking straws will substitute for popsticks. Sticks or straws should be about 10cm. Poly Plug can substitute for tiles or blocks.


Shape & Measurement A
(Free Tour & Member)
Triangle Tiles
Paper/card cut-outs can substitute for Sphinx and Trisquares. Tricubes substitute for Trisquares if used only 'one storey' high. Mini Geofix triangles (Geoshape triangles) might substitute for Triangle Tiles.


Shape & Space A Linking cubes
Tricubes can be made from linking cubes. Cuisenaire Rods work well for Building Views.


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