## Frequently Asked Questions

Brick Math covers the key math subjects taught in elementary school (grades K - 8):

**Counting and Cardinality, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Basic Fractions, Fraction Multiplication, Fraction Division, Basic Measurement, Decimals,****Advanced Measurement****and Geometry, Data and Statistics,**and**Pre-Algebra**. Each subject is covered with a teaching guide and a student edition.
Counting and Cardinality, Addition, and Subtraction are geared for students in grades K – 2. Multiplication, Division, Basic Fractions, and Basic Measurement are generally taught in grades 3 – 5. Fraction Multiplication, Fraction Division, Decimals, and Advanced Measurement and Geometry are most often part of the curriculum in grades 4 - 6. Typical 7-8 grade curriculum includes Data and Statistics and Pre-Algebra. Of course, lessons in all the books can be used in different grade levels, depending on your students.There have been several studies of the effectiveness of Brick Math as a teaching tool. For grades K - 2, Brick Math has been shown to improve students' test scores by an average of 4 points. For grades 3 - 5, studies found average test score increases of 7 - 9 points from pre-test to post-test after teaching with Brick Math methods. Further, studies show students increase in engagement and excitement about math, as well as demonstrated increases in conceptual understanding of the content.
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Books and brick sets can be purchased

For schools ordering the Brick Math program in quantity, with or without professional development, discounts and free shipping are available by ordering

**online**direct from Brick Math. The paperback books are also available on Amazon, and Kindle versions of each book are available on Amazon Kindle. PDF versions are also available on the website Teachers Pay Teachers.For schools ordering the Brick Math program in quantity, with or without professional development, discounts and free shipping are available by ordering

**online.**Yes. Brick Math’s research-based math lessons are designed to help introduce foundational concepts and build mastery through hands-on engagement. The Brick Math curriculum is aligned to the Principles, Standards and Expectations of the National Council of the Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).

**Click here to learn more about Brick Math curriculum alignment**Both. Some schools have adopted Brick Math as their elementary math curriculum, and others are using Brick Math to supplement their current textbook materials. The program provides differentiation for learners at a variety of levels. Accommodations and modifications for different types of learners are provided with the program.

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Yes. The Teacher Edition guides the teacher through the lessons clearly and in sequence. The Student Edition gives each student a workbook for drawing brick models and explaining thinking in writing. In addition, the Student Edition includes extra problems, activities, and an assessment for each chapter. The teaching methods can be used by teachers and parents without any special training.
Click here for sample Brick Math lesson plansThe Answer Keys to the Student Edition Chapter Assessments are available online.
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Yes. Although no special training is required, professional development is available for schools who would like it when implementing the program. Schools can

**order**Brick Math materials and professional development as a package or separately.**Contact us**if you are interested in arranging for a custom package with professional development.Yes, the program works very well as part of a homeschooling curriculum. Parents can also use Brick Math with their children for enrichment, or to help their children at home if they are struggling with math concepts.

Brick Math 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.

**Click here to learn more about the research behind Brick Math**Yes. Brick Math is a great teaching resource for students who are struggling with math concepts. The visual and tactile nature of building brick models, along with the emphasis on deep understanding of math, makes Brick Math an excellent tool for math intervention.

A 250-brick set specially curated for the entire Brick Math program can be purchased

**here**. The brick set can be used by one or two students. Your own standard-sized bricks will also work for learning with Brick Math. It’s easy to check if you have the right bricks. Every chapter has a “Suggested Bricks” list for the bricks that will be used in that chapter. Each book includes a**total brick inventory**that lists all the bricks suggested for the program. We recommend that each student also have a baseplate on which to build brick models to keep the models in place.The Facebook page for Brick Math gives more information about the program and offers opportunities for the community of users to ask questions about the program. Find it at

**www.facebook.com/brickmathseries**.