The free Brick Math Lesson of the Month for November 2023 is a way to teach early learners about the value of money -- specifically, pennies, nickels, and dimes. To get the November 2023 Brick Math Lesson of the Month, "Understanding Money," plus a new lesson each month, click here. Each Lesson of the Month includes the Teacher Lesson Guide as well as the Student Workbook Pages that correspond to the lesson.
Using bricks to model coins is a simple and effective way to explain to students how much each coin is worth and to start their knowledge of our monetary system. A 1x1 brick represents one cent, and groups of five and ten are easy ways to show the value of a nickel and a dime. Students will quickly learn how to model various coins and will begin to understand how to count money using the techniques in this lesson.
Brick Math is a K-8 math curriculum that uses LEGO® bricks to model 13 different math subjects:
Counting, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Basic Fractions, Basic Measurement, Fraction Multiplication, Fraction Division, Advanced Measurement and Geometry, Decimals, Data and Statistics, and Pre-Algebra.
Brick Math works in many applications: for homeschooling, math intervention, enrichment, and as a whole-school program. Materials are simple and affordable.
If you are a math teacher or a parent with a student at home who is learning K-8th 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.