Teaching Addition Using LEGO® Bricks
In Teaching Addition Using LEGO® Bricks, Dr. Shirley Disseler has developed activities that work to help students learn how to add, using a common toy available in most classrooms and homes— LEGO® bricks!
Concepts of addition begin when young children understand how to put objects into like and unlike sets. When students learn to count on, count back, and add “one more” they are starting to comprehend addition. Direct modeling the process of addition with LEGO® bricks helps visualize the action of the math.
In this book, the hands-on activities using LEGO® bricks help students learn:
• joining sets
• solving part-part-whole problems
• decomposing numbers
• place value
The book starts at the most basic concepts and focuses on a specific topic in each chapter. Most students learn these concepts between grades K - 2.
Using LEGO® bricks to model math provides a universal language. Children everywhere recognize this manipulative. It’s fun to learn when you’re using LEGO® bricks!
“Why doesn’t everyone learn math this way?””