Teacher Uses LEGO blocks To Explain Math To Schoolchildren

As if LEGO blocks weren’t enough of an awesome childhood toy, one teacher has found another awesome educational/developmental use for this super-toy – as a math education aid! Alycia Zimmerman, a 3rd-grade teacher in New York, uses them to explain fractions, squares and other mathematical concepts.

“In the classroom, the tiny bricks are now my favorite possibility-packed math manipulative,” she writes in an article for Scholastic that goes more into depth about these bricks’ potential uses.

Fractions

LEGO

LEGO

Square Numbers

LEGO

Exploring mean, median, mode, and range

LEGO

LEGO

 

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