Zome Tool - Cube Madness
Zome Tool - Cube Madness

Zome is a completely unique construction 'toy' in that it is easy enough for a 6-year-old to play with, while at the same time letting adult users build truly mind-boggling models.

ZOME is:

  • A Fun Construction Toy for Kids
  • A Learning Aid for Teachers
  • A Research Tool for Scientists

  • The Construction Toy
    Many of the construction toys available today use magnets to stick together. Thatís pretty cool, but unfortunately the weight of the parts restrict building any large or mobile structures. Zome uses precisely constructed pieces that fit together perfectly and offers the ability for kids to expand their objects in up to 61 different dimensions! When completed a Zome built object can be picked up, turned around, and examined from any angle.

    The Educational Toy
    Zome is the most versatile and most fun construction toy ever built. It is based on actual mathematical principles of nature. Its construction allows the modeling of geometric shapes, molecular structures, quasicrystals, and more. Yes, Zome is fun AND educational, at the same time.

    The Learning Aid for Teachers
    Zome is used in over 6,000 schools and institutions across the US and in numerous schools and universities across the globe. It is used in grades one through the university level to help teach algebra, scale, number sense, symmetry, proportion, geometry, DNA structure, trigonometry, and more.

    In the Cube Madness Kit, three different sized cubes seem to spin randomly around a central point... yet there is beauty and order to this madness! Each cube is in golden ratio to the next, and its corners touch the faces of the next -- always in the exact same relative place. The geometry is related to the 5 cubes of the dodecahedron and represents a mysterious link between nature and the human-made world.

    The Kit contains 83 parts: 25 white nodes, 12 short blue struts, 12 medium blue struts, 12 long blue struts, 10 short yellow struts, 8 medium yellow struts, and 4 long yellow struts, plus detailed instructions.

    Ages: 6 years +

    For more information, please visit this product's webpage.
    This product was added to our catalog on Thursday, 25 October 2007.
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