We love celebrating with our authors, which is why we're super excited about the coverage Shirley Disseler is receiving from her Brick Math Series.
Dr. Shirley Disseler, associate professor in the School of Education at High Point University, published the first title in a 10-book LEGO series aimed at helping teachers and parents teach math in an engaging and accessible way. Disseler is currently hosting a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Camp at HPU for children in the community.
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True understanding of division goes far beyond memorizing facts. Modeling the process of division with LEGO® bricks helps students visualize the math problem.
Teaching Division Using LEGO® Bricks by Dr. Shirley Disseler provides a variety of modeling techniques using LEGO® bricks, allowing all students to experience that “Aha! I get it!” moment.
Teachers have raved about Shirley Disseler's new series.
“Hands-on, engaging, and overall an exciting way to learn math," Tina Lupton, teacher.
“Breathes life back into mathematics instruction," Kelli Coons, Instructional Coach.
In this book, the hands-on activities using LEGO® bricks help students learn:
We've begun a fun series of videos designed to show how easy it is to teach the lessons provided in The Brick Math Series. Whether you're teaching division, multiplication, or fractions, these hands-on, easy-to-follow lessons can help engage students and help them grasp math concepts.
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:
For many students learning math can be a frustrating endeavor. LEGO® bricks to the rescue in this easy-to-learn, ground breaking new book series by Dr. Shirley Disseler.
Here's an excerpt from a recent article spotlighting Dr. Shirley Disseler and the amazing work she has done on The Brick Math Series. This wonderful new series of books aims to help teachers breathe new life into teaching math by using everyone's favorite childhood toy—LEGO® bricks!
HIGH POINT, N.C., June 6, 2016 – Dr. Shirley Disseler, associate professor in the School of Education at High Point University, published the first title in a 10-book series aimed at helping teachers and parents teach math in an engaging and accessible way.
Disseler’s Brick Math Series, published by Brigantine Media’s Compass Publishing, uses a common toy, Lego bricks, to teach math basics for students in elementary and middle grades.
“Legos are universal, multicultural – they are something all kids and adults can understand,” says Disseler. “Teaching math doesn’t require special tools. By using something familiar like Lego bricks that are available in the classroom and at home, students are more likely to be engaged in what they are learning.”
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Dr. Shirley Disseler, Associate Professor at High Point University in High Point, NC, is the country's leading expert on using LEGO® bricks to teach math. The first three books of her new ten-book Brick Math Series showing how to teach math using her hands-on methods are now available:
Each teaching book has a companion student edition that gives additional practice to your students to reinforce the math concepts as well as assessments for the teacher to gauge student progress.
This new hands-on method to teach fractions, multiplication, and division has been successful for students in North Carolina and other states. The books offer step-by-step guidance for teachers and students, making it very easy to start teaching math using LEGO® bricks as the perfect manipulative.
Research has shown that manipulatives such as LEGO® bricks help students learn. The Journal of Instructional Pedagogies and the NRICH project of the University of Cambridge have both found that a hands-on approach to teaching math is one of the best ways for students to learn.
As the school year begins, you may be searching for better instructional methods for your teachers. The new Brick Math Series is an effective, hands-on teaching method that will get your students engaged and excited about learning math.