The July 2023 Brick Math Lesson of the Month comes from Multiplication Using LEGO® Bricks, one of the bestselling titles in the Brick Math Series. The lesson teaches students about arrays, and shows how to model multiplication with bricks that create arrays. It's a great way to reinforce multiplication while adding the new vocabulary of arrays and area. To get the July 2023 Brick Math Lesson of the Month, "Multiplication with Array Models," plus a new lesson each month, click here. Each Lesson of the Month includes the Teacher Lesson Guide as well as the Student Workbook pages that correspond to the lesson. In this lesson, students learn about arrays and the importance of knowing the orientation of an array. Then they learn to build multiplication sentences based on the array's configuration. These exercises really help students understand the concepts behind onedigit multiplication. Bricks are the perfect tools to model arrays. Modeling with bricks helps students understand what an array is and how it relates to multiplication. The study of mathematics is a building process (pun intended!) that relies on students understanding foundational math before moving on to more complex ideas. Brick Math is a K6 math curriculum that uses LEGO® bricks to model 11 different math subjects: Counting, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Basic Fractions, Basic Measurement, Fraction Multiplication, Fraction Division, Advanced Measurement and Geometry, and Decimals. This year, the program will expand to include grades 6  8, with the additional subjects Data and Statistics, PreAlgebra, and Ratios and Proportions. Brick Math works in many applications: for homeschooling, math intervention, enrichment, and as a wholeschool program. Materials are simple and affordable. If you are a math teacher or a parent with a student at home who is learning K8th grade math, check brickmath.com. The website includes videos for both teacher training and direct instruction of students. You can learn more about how Brick Math improves students' math test scores and hear what people who are using Brick Math have to say about the program.
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The June 2023 Brick Math Lesson of the Month shows how to teach early learners the very basics of understanding square numbers. It's part of the Counting and Cardinality Using LEGO® Bricks curriculum. To get the June 2023 Brick Math Lesson of the Month, "Square Number Concepts," plus a new lesson each month, click here. Each Lesson of the Month includes the Teacher Lesson Guide as well as the Student Workbook pages that correspond to the lesson. In the lesson, students build 2stud, 4stud, and 9stud configurations with bricks. They are encouraged to see that 4stud and 9studs can be modeled in the shape of a square, and that there are 2 and 3 studs on each side of the square. In this way, the concept of square numbers is introduced, and will be returned to later when students learn multiplication. The importance of building skills in math over time can't be stressed enough. This lesson is a great example of how to start from the earliest years, using mathematical terminology to teach concepts young students can grasp. Incorporating bricks to make the lesson visual helps students build math knowledge that will last a lifetime. Brick Math is a K6 math curriculum that uses LEGO® bricks to model 11 different math subjects: Counting, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Basic Fractions, Basic Measurement, Fraction Multiplication, Fraction Division, Advanced Measurement and Geometry, and Decimals. This year, the program will expand to include grades 6  8, with the additional subjects Data and Statistics, PreAlgebra, and Ratios and Proportions. Brick Math works in many applications: for homeschooling, math intervention, enrichment, and as a wholeschool program. Materials are simple and affordable. If you are a math teacher or a parent with a student at home who is learning K8th grade math, check brickmath.com. The website includes videos for both teacher training and direct instruction of students. You can learn more about how Brick Math improves students' math test scores and hear what people who are using Brick Math have to say about the program. 
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