Magical Math Blocks is a visualization tool that uses colorful images to enhance your understanding of important mathematical concepts from upper-elementary and middle school. Both students and teachers will see new connections and gain new insights that lead to "Now I get it!" or "I never thought of that before!" experiences.

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 I have been using these images with students for many years, and now I would like to share them with you. To see what Magical Math Blocks are all about, I am inviting you to watch as I work on the project.  I will be adding images with comments from time to time, and I appreciate your observations and suggestions. Click here to see the latest version of the work. 

image copyright Prufrock Press, 2014. From Advanced Common Core Math Explorations, by Jerry Burkhart

image copyright Prufrock Press, 2014. From Advanced Common Core Math Explorations, by Jerry Burkhart

For additional information, see Building Numbers from Primes on the Presentations page of this website or check out a 2009 article that I wrote for NCTM's Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School journal.