One of the strengths of the Brick Math program is the way the brick models help students visualize the action of the math. As one student told us, “Now I can SEE the math!”
The Brick Math Lesson of the Month for December 2022 shows that power of the modeling process. From Division Using LEGO® Bricks, this lesson on Basic Division Facts introduces students to the concept of division in a very concrete way.
To get the December 2022 Lesson of the Month, Basic Division Facts, plus a new lesson each month, click here.
One example in the lesson uses one 1x6 brick to model the number 6. Then three 1x2 bricks are placed on top of that brick, clearly demonstrating the division sentence “6 divided by 3 equals 2.” It’s a simple and very effective way to help students discover exactly what division means.
In this lesson, students create three different models with bricks as they learn about division. Try it with your students to see how Brick Math builds students' confidence in their math skills.
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 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.