Update on learning deficits in the past year: student math achievement has declined 9 to 11 percentile points because of the COVID pandemic. According to a recently published study from the Center for School and Student Progress, student achievement in math was far lower than a typical year, as measured at the start of the current school year (2021-22).
Brick Math is the solution to the problem of declining math achievement. The program is the perfect way to jump-start math education.
Brick Math teaches K – 8th grade math using LEGO® bricks. Students model the math with bricks and develop deep understanding, not simply rote memorization.
The Brick Math method has been shown to increase students’ math scores significantly.
Here’s how it works:
First, the student models a math problem with bricks. Next, the student draws the model to begin transferring the knowledge from concrete to abstract. Finally, the student explains their solution in words. This three-step process is what makes Brick Math so powerful and builds students’ true understanding of the underlying math.
…Plus, it’s fun to learn with LEGO® bricks!
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.
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