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Lego Fractions: Hands-On Learning






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If you’re trying to find a concrete way to explain fractions that will grab your child’s attention, try creating Lego fractions.

For this post, I’m using 3/4 as the example.

Get out your Lego building bricks or Duplo building blocks and explain that fractions are just a way of saying how much of something there is. Then make this:

Lego-fractions-three-fourths

Say, “See? Three out of 4 blocks are red. That’s what it means when we say ¾.” Now ask them something like, “What if I had 8 blocks? How would I show ¾ of 8?”

three fourths of eight

Keep going for as long as interest holds. Then let them create.

three fourths of various numbers

 

There are so many ways you can use Legos for education! I plan to write more posts on the subject when time allows. Right now it seems like I am using Legos several times a day to teach our two youngest boys!

Guest Post By: Erin @ The Usual Mayhem



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About Carlie Kercheval

Carlie Kercheval is a happily married stay-at-home homeschooling mom. She and her college sweetheart have been blessed with 3 precious children to raise while traveling the world as a military family. Carlie is the founder of Today's Frugal Mom™, So You Call Yourself a Homeschooler?™ and Managing Your Blessings. Carlie and her husband co-author the Learning to Speak Life™ family Bible studies and together they co-host the Learning to Speak Life™ Radio Show. When she is not busy enjoying her family and the great outdoors, you can typically find her cozied up somewhere under a blanket with a good book. You can connect with her on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.

Comments

  1. This is a fantastic idea! Such a simple visual way to explain what can sometimes be a tricky concept for kids. Sharing on my wall and pinning!
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  2. This is a wonderful idea, Thank you

  3. I really love this idea!!

  4. I love the idea of using legos for fractions! I’ve always seen them for adding and subtraction but never thought about fractions! Great idea, pinning!!!!! :)
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  5. I use Legos to spell words