LEGO® is being used as a fun and versatile tool in primary school classrooms to engage young children in learning about key maths concepts. In an article published on Scholastic in December 2013 Alycia Zimmerman, an elementary school teacher from New York City describes how she uses LEGO with her students, and shares five useful worksheets that you can use too.
The mathematical concepts that Alycia discusses the use of LEGO include composing and decomposing numbers, building the number sense needed for arithmetic operations, part-part-total explorations, subitizing, building and deconstructing arrays, skip counting with arrays, area models, square numbers, multiplication and division, fractions and central tendency. Below are direct links to Alycia’s worksheets from the Scholastic article.
- LEGO for Building Part-Part-Total Thinking: LEGO Part-Part-Total Six and Ten Frame template and LEGO Part-Part-Total Diagram template
- LEGO = Colorful Ready-Made Arrays: Multiplication and Division Exploration with LEGO
- Tackling Fractions with LEGO: Equivalent Fractions Exploration with LEGO activity
- Exploring Mean, Median, Mode, and Range with LEGO: Mean, Median, Mode, and Range LEGO Activity
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