## Learn math at home using LEGO® bricks!

Your child can learn math at home with

There are 11 different math subjects in Brick Math:

Typically, kids learn Counting, Addition, and Subtraction in K - 2nd grade. In grades 3 - 4, they learn Multiplication, Division, Basic Fractions, and Basic Measurement. In grades 5 - 6, kids learn Fraction Multiplication, Fraction Division, Advanced Measurement and Geometry, and Decimals.

The materials are simple and inexpensive: each math subject has a Teacher Edition that guides you with complete lesson plans, plus a companion Student Edition that includes assessments and tracking. There is one Brick Set that works for the whole program. But if you already own lots of LEGO® bricks, use them!

Brick Math really helps kids who are having trouble learning math. For example, if your child just isn't catching on to fractions, try Brick Math Basic Fractions, Fraction Multiplication, or Fraction Division. When your child can see and feel the math, it can make all the difference! Students who learn with Brick Math develop a real understanding of the concepts that are the foundation of true mathematical knowledge.

Read FAQs to learn more about Brick Math.

**Brick Math.**By modeling with LEGO® bricks**, s**tudents learn K - 6th grade math. It's fun to learn math with Brick Math!There are 11 different math subjects in Brick Math:

**Counting, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Basic Fractions, Basic Measurement, Fraction Multiplication, Fraction Division, Decimals, and Advanced Measurement and Geometry.**Typically, kids learn Counting, Addition, and Subtraction in K - 2nd grade. In grades 3 - 4, they learn Multiplication, Division, Basic Fractions, and Basic Measurement. In grades 5 - 6, kids learn Fraction Multiplication, Fraction Division, Advanced Measurement and Geometry, and Decimals.

The materials are simple and inexpensive: each math subject has a Teacher Edition that guides you with complete lesson plans, plus a companion Student Edition that includes assessments and tracking. There is one Brick Set that works for the whole program. But if you already own lots of LEGO® bricks, use them!

Brick Math really helps kids who are having trouble learning math. For example, if your child just isn't catching on to fractions, try Brick Math Basic Fractions, Fraction Multiplication, or Fraction Division. When your child can see and feel the math, it can make all the difference! Students who learn with Brick Math develop a real understanding of the concepts that are the foundation of true mathematical knowledge.

Read FAQs to learn more about Brick Math.

**Brick Math**makes learning math fun!

## Training Videos

## Here's all you need to start learning with Brick Math:

Books are 8-1/2 x 11" paperbacks

For each math subject, you'll need one Teacher Edition for you, plus one Student Edition for your child. The Brick Set has all the bricks you need, organized in a sturdy divided plastic storage box with two baseplates, but if you already have plenty of bricks, you can use your own! Each chapter lists the bricks needed for those lessons, and the list of bricks for the whole program is in the back of every book.

For each math subject, you'll need one Teacher Edition for you, plus one Student Edition for your child. The Brick Set has all the bricks you need, organized in a sturdy divided plastic storage box with two baseplates, but if you already have plenty of bricks, you can use your own! Each chapter lists the bricks needed for those lessons, and the list of bricks for the whole program is in the back of every book.

"I finally understand math.
I can see it!" Student |
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"Why doesn't everyone learn multiplication this way?"
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## Easy to teach. Fun to learn.

No special training is needed for parents to begin teaching with Brick Math. The Teacher Editions include all the information you'll need to guide your child through the step-by-step lessons.

Use the Teacher Edition for any of the eleven math subjects. Start with the

**Part 1: Show Them How**section of each chapter. Build the brick models, show them to the student, and discuss the math as directed.Have your student build the same models, then draw those models and answer the questions in the companion Student Edition.

Once your student has mastered Part 1, move to the

Once your student has mastered Part 1, move to the

**Part 2: Show What You Know**section of the chapter. Have your student complete each of the problems, first by modeling with bricks and then drawing their models in the companion Student Edition.## Tracking Progress and Assessing Learning

Student Editions include:

## Brick Sets

Brick Math Brick Sets are specially designed for the program. The 250 LEGO®-compatible bricks are packaged in sturdy divided storage boxes and are the right number and size bricks for every math subject in the Brick Math program. Two baseplates for building brick models are included with each Brick Math Brick Set.
In the Teacher Editions, every chapter has a list of the specific bricks needed to teach the lessons in that chapter. All the Teacher and Student Editions include a total brick inventory that lists all 250 bricks needed for the entire Brick Math K-6 program. |

## Tips for Using Brick Math

- Before starting Brick Math, talk with your child about using bricks as a learning tool rather than a toy. Give your child a little time to play with the bricks first, and then it can be "time for Brick Math."
- The Brick Math Brick Set works for all 11 subjects. Once you have the bricks, you only need the Teacher and Student Edition books for each math subject. On average, students learn two of the math subjects in a school year.
- Read through each lesson first before working with your child.
- You can start Brick Math at any of the 11 math subjects — wherever your child is in the math curriculum.
- To clean bricks, put them in a hosiery bag and wash on the top rack of the dishwasher. Let the bricks air dry.

## Research-Based and Effective

Brick Math was developed by Dr. Shirley Disseler, Assistant Professor at High Point University. She is the foremost expert in the US on learning math with LEGO® bricks. The Brick Math method is based on theories of Constructionism and brain research. Numerous studies have shown the effectiveness of teaching math using manipulatives to incorporate a hands-on style. Brick Math builds on this body of research by using LEGO® bricks as the manipulative, adding elements of creativity and enjoyment to learning math.