Last time, I showed you a way to illustrate fractions using Lego building bricks or Duplo building blocks. This week, I'd like to show you another way to use building bricks to practice math facts. Why? Because it's great for wiggly learners. It's great for remembering. It works from Pre-K right through to upper elementary, when adjusted to age. It's good for motor skills. And it's way more fun than a worksheet. Here's how I do it with my kids: For the very youngest, I challenge them to form a number out of Duplo bricks. For K-2, I make part of a math fact and challenge them to Continue Reading...This post may contain affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy.
If you’re trying to find a concrete way to explain fractions that will grab your child’s attention, try creating Lego fractions. For this post, I’m using 3/4 as the example. Get out your Lego building bricks or Duplo building blocks and explain that fractions are just a way of saying how much of something there is. Then make this: Say, “See? Three out of 4 blocks are red. That’s what it means when we say ¾.” Now ask them something like, “What if I had 8 blocks? How would I show ¾ of 8?” Keep going for as long as interest holds. Then let them create. There are so many ways Continue Reading...This post may contain affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy.