The Geometry Insets introduce the child to plane geometry. A set of thirty-five geometric insets and frames. (Cabinet sold separately). These insets will fit the Nienhuis cabinet. Knobs on these insets are fixed with a special glue and method that prevents their "falling out" or coming lose.
This set, as with all Gonzagarredi materials, is based on the original Maria Montessori blueprints. Therefore, the chevron, and the kite are not included. The chevron was added upon the advice of Jen Miller and was included in the set by Nienhuis later. Baiba Grazzini is not in favor of adding the chevron since it is not a pure geometric shape but a derived one.
The following items are highly recommended:
- 1st Level Geometry Task Cards with Chart
- Geometry Cabinet Control Chart
- Geometric Cabinet
- Geometric Form Cards
- Geometric Cards
- Geometric Form Box
- To learn the names of geometric shapes.
- To prepare for the study of geometry. To prepare for handwriting.
Note: GAM Gonzagarredi Montessori materials are not an economy brand. The products are manufactured in such a way so they can endure daily use for many years in childcare, home-learning, and school environments.
These products are produced in company owned factories with the commitment of high-grade craftsmanship, sustainability, and environmental and social responsibility. The products are made of sustainable raw materials, such as wood from planted European forests and water-based inks and paints, and meet the demands of various rigorous safety regulations, including EN71 and ASTM.
Please note that Montessori materials are not toys, but educational teaching materials. They are designed to be used under the supervision of professionally trained adults in a school environment. Please always use these products under supervision to ensure they are used correctly and safely. Some of the Montessori materials and tools may contain swallowable, small, rough, pointed, or other elements that can cause injury or damage if used improperly.
Under our current license agreement these products are only available to customers located in the US and Canada. For a complete list of dealers in your country please visit the Gonzagarredi Company