Some students who have mastered the concepts of addition and subtraction lose their way when they try to learn division. Many math textbooks don’t help students learn division.
Students learn the concept of division best through the process of modeling with manipulatives. Brick Math uses manipulatives that kids love: LEGO® bricks! With Brick Math, students create models that help them understand the concepts behind division.
Brick Math helps students learn division through an integrated program. The teacher uses the step-by-step lesson plan to show students each concept. Then students create brick models of the math as they learn. They draw the models they’ve created and explain in writing what the models mean. These three different ways of interacting with bricks lead to a deep understanding of division.
The Brick Math Division book uses a step-by-step approach to break down these division concepts into learning modules:
Watch the video below to see a Brick Math lesson for teaching division basics.
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When students model the action of division using bricks, they have the opportunity to create multiple solutions to problems instead of looking for one right answer.
Brick Math is fun! Students love learning math with bricks. A teacher said: “My students would rather do Brick Math than go to recess! They love it!”
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: