We're going back to basics for this month's FREE Brick Math Lesson of the Month -- way back! Taken from Counting and Cardinality Using LEGO Bricks, this month's lesson is titled "What Is a Number?" To get the December 2021 Lesson of the Month on numbers, plus a new lesson each month, click here. You'll also find a quick video of the lesson that demonstrates building the math models with bricks.
The lesson uses 1x1 bricks to show what numbers really mean. Counting each brick gives students the opportunity to use an important learning skill: one-to-one correspondence. This lesson also serves to introduce some of the Brick Math methods that are used throughout all the Brick Math subjects. It's a great one to try with your youngest learners!
Brick Math is a K-6 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. It works well for homeschooling, math intervention, enrichment, and as a whole-school program. Materials are simple and affordable.
If you teach math or have a student at home who is learning K - 6th 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.