Learning for your kids is a hard endeavor if not done properly. And what’s the way, you ask? Well, it usually means involving them in some fun activity through which teaching is seamlessly included. One such example is math using Lego pieces! Division, multiplication, fractions they all seem so easy now, don’t they? As simple as a game, math concepts will be so easily explained to little ones, just look at the featured picture to convince yourself this is true. Who would have thought Lego toys can be used for educational purposes? Well, we are glad to have the opportunity to share this with you. Show it to your fellow educators or parents who struggle with their kids’ math.
Students can group combinations of two or more LEGO bricks and find the total number of studs, or students can start with a larger brick, cover part of it with a smaller brick, and figure out the amount of remaining uncovered studs.
Download the LEGO Part-Part-Total Six and Ten Frame template.
Download the LEGO Part-Part-Total Diagram template.
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Scholastic: Using LEGO To Build Math Concepts
Download my Equivalent Fractions Exploration with LEGO activity.
The scholastic link doesn’t work. It takes you to a page that offers writing prompts for a book titled Refugee. ☹️
How about the fact that fractions are kind of ridiculous. It’s about time the metric system was adopted.
I have never thought about using legos for math. Legos are useful for so many different ways! Multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction can be engaging using the legos. Also using them for making shapes is handy. The link for the template didn’t work, but that’s okay the template wouldn’t take very long to make at all. Thank you!