MATH 191-192

Ellison Dies with Hints

Ellison machines and dies are located in Gooch 213. The mathematics dies and the dies for the numerals are located on the north wall. Double pump Ellison machines to get a good cut.

NOTE 1: The foam is suggested for Cuisenaire® rods (C-rods), pattern blocks (PB), base ten blocks (BT), other squares, and the tangram (Math 192). Pentominoes (Math 192) work better if cut out of one sheet of bright-colored canvas/mesh available at Wal-Mart.

NOTE 2: How many sheets of foam? One sheet of each color is needed. Scraps may be used to make Base Ten blocks and/or tangram.

Color Comment
white Four people may want to share one sheet of foam.
red C-rods and PB
light green C-rods and PB
purple Lilac is not recommended.
yellow C-rods and PB
dark green  
black  
brown  
deep blue C-rods and PB
orange C-rods and PB
tan PB

 


 
 

Cuisenaire® Rods (See back of activity manual if you have a question.)


Die Color Comment
Algebra Tile (Base 10) Ones (#38) white Four people may want to share one sheet of foam.
1 cm 2 cm red  
1 cm 3 cm light green  
1 cm 4 cm purple Lilac is not recommended.
1 cm 5 cm yellow  
1 cm 6 cm dark green  
1 cm 7 cm black  
1 cm 8 cm brown  
1 cm 9 cm deep blue  
Algebra Tile (Base 10) Tens (#39) orange  

This set will be larger than the set we will use in class.

Pattern Blocks (See back of activity manual if you have a question.)

Use dies #21-26. Cut 12 yellow hexagons. Colors are on the dies.


 
 

Plastic Mesh (Canvas) and Foam

Size: 9 in. by 12 in. (approximately)
 
 

Supplier
Plastic Mesh (Canvas)
Foam
LRC  
59¢, 99¢ (12 by 18)
A to Z 1, 2, 3 (Dresden)  
$1.09 (12 by 18)
Wal-Mart
35¢ for colors
44¢

 
 
 
Color
Plastic Mesh (Canvas)
Foam
Almond
Black
Blue (Country)
 
Blue (Dark)
Blue (Light)
 
Brown  
Green (Dark)
Green (Light)
Magenta
 
Orange  
Peach
 
Pink
Pink (Hot)
 
Purple
Red
Rose (Dusty)
 
Teal
White
Yellow