Teaching Multiplication Using LEGO® Bricks
In Teaching Multiplication Using LEGO® Bricks, Dr. Shirley Disseler has developed activities that work to help students learn the basics of multiplication, using a common toy available in most classrooms and homes—LEGO® bricks!
Multiplication is not simply the rote memorization of times tables. Students need to understand multiplication concepts. LEGO® bricks are the perfect manipulative to help students model, utilizing their creative and logical processes together.
In this book, the hands-on activities using LEGO® bricks help students learn:
The book starts at the most basic concepts and focuses on a specific topic in each chapter. Most students learn these concepts between grades 2 – 5.
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!
“As an instructional coach at an elementary school, I have been searching for a teacher- friendly text that emphasizes the educational aspects of Legos. This book helps breathe life back into mathematics, particularly multiplication instruction. The progression from basic multiplication principles to two and three digit multiplication problems is seamless. The students understanding of these concepts is reinforced when using the Legos and the texts encourage students to explain their findings. I recommend this text to everyone in education that wants to take the next step in hands on learning.”