# What are linker cubes?

Linking cubes are individual unit cubes that can interlock together to build various shapes and structures. They are user friendly for all ages and are a unique visualization tool. This manipulative is commercially sold in a variety of colours under brand names, such as Cube-A- Link.

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## What are linker cubes?

Linking cubes are individual unit cubes that can interlock together to build various shapes and structures. They are user friendly for all ages and are a unique visualization tool. This manipulative is commercially sold in a variety of colours under brand names, such as Cube-A- Link.

## What to build with linking cubes?

To geek out on the different types of linking cubes, check out my super detailed guide to linking cubes.

- Spinning tops galore.
- Nerf gun shooting range.
- Superhero fest.
- Tetris without a console.
- Sequencing and logic – with a twist.
- Hand games with an added thrill.
- As good ol’ building blocks.

**How do you link a cube in math?**

All you need is a paper bag, green MathLink Cubes, and one red MathLink Cube. Place all the cubes in the bag, stand in a circle, and have students (without peeking) choose one cube out of the bag at a time. Notice and discuss/record how many students went by without selecting the “red apple!” This is sure to be a hit!

**What can you do with MathLink cubes?**

8 Awesome Mathlink Cubes Activities

- Pattern Making.
- Shape Creation.
- Adding and Subtractions.
- Create Lengths of DNA.
- Measuring Toys.
- Colour Sorting.
- Fractions.
- Creating Graphs.

### What is the difference between snap cubes and unifix cubes?

The Unifix cubes do snap but it’s very gently to the point where they almost stack instead. They are also a softer plastic and the cubes are a bit larger. The snap cubes have holes in their middle on all sides which can allow for lacing or stringing if you’d like to use them for additional fine motor skills.

### What can you make with unifix cubes?

Math activities with unifix cubes

- 2 – Roll a die and build a tower.
- 3 – Comparing sets with towers.
- 4 – Graph unifix cubes.
- 6 – Model addition facts.
- 7 – Find ways to make 10 (or another number)
- 8 – Race to 20.
- 9 – Build towers to 10.
- 10 – Estimate and measure the length of school supplies.

**What can you build with unifix cubes?**

Students roll a dice and make a skyscraper with the Unifix Cubes corresponding to the amount rolled. Alternatively, you can write numbers in the skyscraper spaces and students can match the numbers to the amount rolled. You could also use two dice to allow students to experiment with adding numbers together.

**What are unifix cubes used for?**

Unifix cubes are the basic block for any classroom. They are made of plastic and connect to each other on two opposing sides. They can be used to teach almost all math concept areas, ranging from one-to-one correspondence, patterns and basic number operations to fractions, multi-base projects and beginning algebra.

#### What are linking cubes used for?

Section 1: What are linking cubes? Very simply, they are plastic cubes with ‘studs’ and ‘indents’ that can be linked or snapped together, and pulled apart: They’re used in classrooms all over the world for teaching maths to young kids.

#### What can I do with these cubes?

However, there are lots of things you can do with these cubes, beyond just teaching simple maths or counting them. Standard cubes are around 2cm on each side (or ¾”). Some brands also sell variations in smaller or larger sizes. Usually come in a variety of 10 colours or more.

**What are Mathlink 5 second cubes?**

MathLink Cubes 5-second summary: High quality cubes with rounded edges and a matte finish, vibrant colours and different geometrical shapes carved into each indent. May be slightly challenging for very young children to snap together but they’ll grow into them. Softer rubbery texture, corners and edges.

**How many cubes are in a standard cube?**

Standard cubes are around 2cm on each side (or ¾”). Some brands also sell variations in smaller or larger sizes. Usually come in a variety of 10 colours or more. Some brands may sell single colours directly on their websites (see later details for Unifix cubes). Most commonly sold as sets of 100 cubes – 10 cubes in 10 different colours.