Teaching Counting and Cardinality Using LEGO® Bricks
In Teaching Counting and Cardinality Using LEGO® Bricks, Dr. Shirley Disseler has developed activities that work to help students learn how to count and understand cardinality, using a common toy available in most classrooms and homes-- LEGO® bricks!
Number recitation is only the start of a child’s true understanding of counting and cardinality. When students learn to count on, count back, skip-count, and use one-to-one correspondence, they develop a solid base of fluency with numbers. Even before they understand any other mathematical concepts, students can model the process of counting with LEGO® bricks to help visualize the math.
In this book, the hands-on activities using LEGO® bricks help students learn:
• pattern recognition
• jump numbers
• concepts of more than and less than
• one-to-one correspondence
The book starts at the most basic concepts and focuses on a specific topic in each chapter. Most students learn theseconcepts 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!
“When you bring LEGO® bricks into the classroom, the students automatically react with ‘oooh, cool!’ and they are hooked on the activity. There is nothing better as a teacher than seeing your students enjoy learning.”