Saturday, April 13, 2013

Math activities with Legos

We have a ton of them here, but any interlocking bricks will work...


  • Sort by colors and see how many of each color you can find.
  • Sort by sizes.  What is the most popular size?
  • Teach multiplication by the dots on top...
    • 1x2=2, 2x2=4, 2x3=6, 2x4=8, missing 2x5=10, 2x6=12
    • Find out the multiplied total for these by counting just one column and one row...6x10
 and 6x8

  • See how high you can stack one brick on top of another.  Measure how tall it gets.  You could make it a race and just give yourself and another player 2 minutes and see who has the highest stack.
  • With Legos you can make charts, pattern the blocks, count blocks, and much more...
What can you do with Legos and math?

Maybe if your Lego lovers get really good they can make things like this...
or this...

3 comments:

  1. Hi! I think this is such a clever idea!! A great way to use all those legos that end up laying around. I love your blog! I will definately try out some of your ideas. Christina @ RaisingTwins.blogspot.com

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  2. I'm a member of the A-Z team just checking in. Glad to see that everything is going smoothly for you during the Challenge! :)

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  3. My kids love legos and one of my son's centers at school is to play with legos. I think they are awesome. I had never thought about all the math principles that can be exercised with them. I just thought they were great for the imagination. Very cool!

    Kathy
    http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

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