How to Use LEGO to Teach Kids Math


Ever since LEGO began manufacturing their interlocking toy bricks in 1949, LEGO has become part of our life. These amazing little bricks allow kids and adults to build anything with their creativity and imagination, from buildings, vehicles to even working robots. Playing with Lego is not only fun, but can also be educational.

Alycia Zimmerman, a 3rd-grade teacher in New York, has used LEGO to teach math concepts to kids in her class. It is really a easy and interesting way to teach kids to learn math with those colorful Lego bricks. Kids will have more fun and interest learning math. This is great for both at school and home schooling. Here are some examples:

Teach kids the concept of parts and total


Teach kids the concept of fraction and whole, addition and subtraction


Teach kids the concept of square numbers


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