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About GeoshapesTM ( or GeofixTM )

What is GeoshapesTM / GeofixTM?

Geoshapes -or Geofix, as it is called in the United States- is an exciting geometric construction system for children to explore and discover spatial relationships and geometric shapes. Great for mathematics, science, design or just plain fun. Geoshapes/Geofix can be used from the early grades right through to high school.

The system consists of 15 different interlocking geometric shapes, which simply snap together to create an endless variety of 3D models. Triangle, square and rectangular panels clip into like shapes adding another feature to 3D models created. All shapes are compatible with each other and are made of tough, yet flexible, long-lasting polycarbonate. The design of Geoshapes takes full advantage of the properties of polycarbonate, which ensures a secure engagement overcoming the problem of springs breaking that occurs in similar products made from ABS or other lower-quality polymers.
FOR A DIRECT COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTING THE ADVANTAGES OF OURS OVER SIMILAR GEOMETRIC CONSTRUCTION TOYS, PLEASE REFER TO THE RECENTLY
GRANTED U.S. PATENT:

http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=6,142,848.PN.&OS=PN/6,142,848&RS=PN/6,142,848

If you have any problems with the above direct link, you can enter the index page of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
http://www.uspto.gov/patft/index.html and type "Geoshapes" in its Search field.

Connecting the shapes

To connect the Geoshapes position 2 pieces on a flat surface as shown in the diagram below, then use your thumbs and index fingers to click them together.

Building using "nets"

The construction of geometrical models or polyhedra has exercised a great fascination over the minds of mathematicians of all ages, amongst whom some of the greatest names in mathematics - Plato, Archimedes and Euclid. Building with Geoshapes / Geofix allows children to experience this fascination by discovering the patterns and relationships that exist between geometric models such as the Platonic and Archimedean Solids. The easiest way to build these 3D structures is to begin connecting the shapes to form a 2D "net". Below is the "net" of an icosahedron, which folds up to form the 3D structure on the right-hand side.