OK, so this week i will admit that i struggled a little bit trying to find something to do my weekly work on. This week we worked with measuring, mean, median, and mode. I tried to look on the website to find really interesting and cool ideas and everything that i stumbled upon was just kind of dull. Until i found LEGO MATH! I thought that this was So cool. I don't think that i would give my students a worksheet like below, i would want to give them actual Lego's to do the math. I thought that this Lego math was really cool for a couple of different reasons.

1) Doing this with the students would be way more engaging than just handing a student a worksheet and having them learn regular numbers.

2) Until right now, i have never thought of the bumps on Lego's as numbers. I just used them to build. Now that i am learning about this Lego math, i keep counting them and automatically doing the math. This activity could be a lesson that the students can do at home without even really knowing that they're doing math. Learning without even realizing you're learning is the best kind!

3) You could introduce addition and subtraction with Legos and as the math builds to multiplication and division builds, so does the activity. For example if you are working on the problem 2x3 you could have the student stack up 3 of the Legos with 2 bumps. After they have the Legos you have them count the total number of bumps.

4) I think that this activity caters to all different types of learners. This would help visual learners who just need to be able to see what is happening. It all helps the hands on learners who need to feel what is happening with the math.

I really like this, i am way past addition and subtraction and i love this activity. I think that if i would have had this in elementary school, it would have been a lot easier to learn these concepts.

1) Doing this with the students would be way more engaging than just handing a student a worksheet and having them learn regular numbers.

2) Until right now, i have never thought of the bumps on Lego's as numbers. I just used them to build. Now that i am learning about this Lego math, i keep counting them and automatically doing the math. This activity could be a lesson that the students can do at home without even really knowing that they're doing math. Learning without even realizing you're learning is the best kind!

3) You could introduce addition and subtraction with Legos and as the math builds to multiplication and division builds, so does the activity. For example if you are working on the problem 2x3 you could have the student stack up 3 of the Legos with 2 bumps. After they have the Legos you have them count the total number of bumps.

4) I think that this activity caters to all different types of learners. This would help visual learners who just need to be able to see what is happening. It all helps the hands on learners who need to feel what is happening with the math.

I really like this, i am way past addition and subtraction and i love this activity. I think that if i would have had this in elementary school, it would have been a lot easier to learn these concepts.