Teaching Division Using LEGO® Bricks
In Teaching Division Using LEGO® Bricks, Dr. Shirley Disseler has developed activities that work to help students learn the basics of division, using a common toy available in most classrooms and homes—LEGO® bricks!
True understanding of division goes far beyond memorizing facts. Modeling the process of division with LEGO® bricks helps students visualize the math problem. We know that students learn in many different ways. This book provides a variety of modeling techniques using LEGO® bricks, allowing all students to experience that “Aha! I get it!” moment.
In this book, the hands-on activities using LEGO® bricks help students learn: • equal shares or partitive division • repeated subtraction or quotitive division • multiplication and division fact families • basic division • two-digit division and dividing larger numbers
The book starts at the most basic concepts and focuses on a specific topic in each chapter. Most students learn these concepts between grades 3 – 6.
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 in the classroom!
“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.”