Mathlink Cubes


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Weight 1.2 lbs
Dimensions 8 × 8 × 0.75 in
SKU: MN4285 Category:

Content: Set of 100 2-cm cubes in 10 colors. Includes teacher-tested activities.
Each set is packed in a resealable plastic bag.
Item size: 20 x 20 x 2 cm

  • High-quality plastic cubes link together on all sides and come in ten bright colors. Set of 100 two-centimeter cubes is great for lacing, counting, patterning, basic operations, measurement, fractions, area, perimeter and problem solving.
  • Mathlink Cube activities can be used for whole group, individual, or small group instruction.

Manipulatives are non-returnable.

Our suggested uses for Mathlink Cubes:


  • Sort by color.
  • Count by ones and by twos.
  • Compare sets of different colors (which has more or less?)
  • Show the pattern of one more or one less.
  • Compare length and height.
  • Illustrate simple addition and subtraction.
  • Show 1/2 with two colors and 1/4 with four colors.
  • Group by tens and ones for counting to 100.
  • Use one block as a unit of measurement.
  • Match different shapes or color patterns.

Primary 1

  • Illustrate number bonds and word problems. Use a different color for each part, compare to a third color for the whole. See how many combinations are possible, e.g. 1 and 9 make 10, 2 and 8 make 10, etc.
  • Illustrate addition and subtraction.
  • Make patterns according to color,, size, or shape.
  • Make sets and rectangles to show multiplication and division.
  • Use as units of weight.

Primary 2

  • Illustrate word problems.
  • Show fractions with two colors in various patterns. For example, use 8 cubes, 3 of one color and 5 of another. Link together. One color is 3/8, the other is 5/8.
  • Compare a fractional amount to a whole to find out how many more equal fractional parts are needed to make a whole. For example, 8 units is the whole, one block is 1/8, if you have 3 blocks, or 3/8, 5 more, or 5/8 is needed to make a whole.
  • Use as square units and illustrate areas.
  • Create patterns according to color, size, shape, pattern of colors in a shape, orientation of a shape.

Primary 3

  • Illustrate word problems.
  • Illustrate equivalent fractions For example, use 8 different colors joined to show eighths, four different colors in twos to show fourths, two different colors in fours to show halves.

Primary 4

  • Show factors by making rectangles or arrays.
  • Find missing factors as one side of a rectangle.
  • Illustrate addition of fractions with like denominators. Use different colors to show addition of fractions with related denominators.
  • Illustrate fractions of a whole. For example, to show 2/3 of 10, link together 3 each of ten different colors and link those together to make a train 30 blocks long. Each color is 1/10. To divide into thirds, take 3 colors and 1/3 of another color. 2/3 is 6 colors and 2/3 of other colors.
  • Create 3-dimensinal shapes with unit cubes. Illustrate cubic units and volume.

Primary 5

  • Illustrate product of a fraction. For example, to show 3/4 x 4/5 make a two rectangles of 5 columns and 3 rows for the whole. Break off 3 columns of one to show 4/5 and three rows of that to show 3/4 of the 4/5. Compare that piece to the second rectangle.