The FREE Brick Math Lesson of the Month for November 2021 is on adding fractions with like denominators, using LEGO bricks to model the fractions. To get the November 2021 Lesson of the Month, plus a new lesson each month, click here. It's accompanied by a quick video of this same lesson, to help you understand how to teach with the Brick Math method. You'll find it is easy to teach and fun to learn!
This lesson perfectly illustrates the idea of adding two fractions that have the SAME denominator. The simple trick of using bricks of the same color to show the like denominators of the fractions really helps students grasp the concept. Students will quickly understand the idea when you teach it this way.
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.
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