Thursday, 28 July 2016
The etymology of geometry comes from Ancient Greek from 2 words - "ge" which means "earth" and "metria" which means "measuring".
Monday, 27 June 2016
We are excited to announce that we have now started to make our favourite ranges in wood!
Friday, 10 June 2016
It has become increasingly essential for young children to explore their external outdoor environment during the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Indeed, it is now a requirement for all children to have access to an outdoor play area or to take part in outdoor activities unless circumstances such as the weather prevent it.
Wednesday, 4 May 2016 | Admin
The ATM Easter Conference offers a host of different activities and experiences, but at the heart of them all is the opportunity to become immersed in mathematical problems, thoughts and explorations. These often arise from sessions or discussions at the conference itself, but last year I arrived with a problem already buzzing through my mind.
Wednesday, 27 April 2016 | Admin
We create all of our products following either teacher feedback or ideas generated by our new product development team. We test our products in schools with teachers and we also shoot pictures of our products in schools as they are being used.
Wednesday, 6 April 2016 | Admin
I am inspired to share my thoughts, on one of the latest educational directions, that is becoming quite popular not only in UK schools but in many areas worldwide as well. I should say that my qualifications here are very limited. I am a keen observer, a parent and businessman, which all amounts to just your average layman. I don't have any science behind my views and the last thing I want to do is to offend any sensitivity any more suitably qualified person might possess, but for the record, here are my thoughts on STEM.
Tuesday, 23 February 2016 | Admin
The Nurnberg toy fair has been going since 1949 and is the biggest toy fair in the world bar none. It is an absolute must for our business and it just seems to get busier every year. It is truly international and brings visitors from all over the world who convene on the town of Nurnberg at the end of January year after year and turn it into a genuine international toy town.
Friday, 15 January 2016 | Admin
I bought my first pack of Polydron in 1990. It was from the Early Learning Centre, it was a cube with a number of triangles packed inside, a nice desk toy that demonstrated the possibilities of what can be created with a few squares and triangles.
Thursday, 14 January 2016 | Admin
We would like to invite you to join us at the International Toy Fair Nurnberg, from 27 January - 1 February 2016.
Monday, 16 November 2015
The children click two Polydron pieces together. They now have a hinge. When they realise with excitement that they can join a third piece to the two and move into three dimensions, their world expands.