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The AutOMathic Blocks system was designed to give young blind students the ability to learn arithmetic and beginning algebra through the use of manipulative blocks and computer tutoring. The system is currently in development at the University of San Francisco. It immediately became clear that the use of computer supported manipulative blocks had a much broader domain of application than originally assumed. In the remainder of this paper, we present an overview of the AutOMathic Blocks system, as well as our new plans for extending the system to "The Next Step."