## fifth giftThis gift expands on the cubes of the Four of the larger triangle half cubes can be arranged to form a larger square. The same size square can also be formed by arranging four of the smaller triangle quarter cubes around a cube. This provides the basis for an elegant demonstration of Pythagoras' Theorum, that the square on the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the squares on the other two sides. The triangular shapes also enable the construction of more complex Beauty and Life Forms. This concludes the original five gifts that Froebel published in his life time. The remaining gifts were in used by Froebel in his Kindergarten and published after his death. The |
## Froebel Gifts**ball on string****sphere, cube and cylinder****eight cubes****eight rectangular blocks****more cubes**, some halved or quartered to introduce the triangle**more rectangular blocks**, some halved lengthwise or breadthwise**parquetry tiles****lines****rings****points**
## list of gifts and occupationsEach gift should aid the child to make the external internal, the internal external, and to find the unity between the two. |

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