Magna Tiles can help children calculate and understand the concept of surface area. They also provide good preparation for engineering careers.
Before I began homeschooling my children I worked as a mechanical engineer. Playing with this toy has direct application to an engineering career. Many parts used in industry are constructed from sheet metal. The parts are commonly drawn as flat patterns with instructions on where to fold them to create the finished 3-dimensional form. This can be easily explained with Magna Tiles.
Since we live in Germany we tried to build a castle with our Magna Tiles.
Please note this toy is sold in 32 piece and 100 piece sets. We have the 100 piece set.
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