I absolutely hated math as a kid, so I love the idea of Lego Math Fractions for my tactile boy!
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I grabbed my younger son’s LEGO Duplo Set and put together a few pieces. Then I made matching fractions on index cards. The boy was asked to match the correct index card to the right lego set.
Lego Math Fractions
Once we were finished with the few pieces I had made I suggested, “put all the red and blues together let’s see what we get”, and “add all the green and whites together, what does that make”. He flipped over the index cards and wrote new fractions.
I had no idea what we’d come up with, and it’s ok not to have a formula! This might scare many women who love the “teacher planners” and play-by-play curriculum prompts. Forget them. Have fun and see what happens. The biggest thing we ran into was the need to reduced fractions that needed to be reduced. (which was neat to “see” 2/4 is the same as 1/2).
This is a great way for tactile kids to make fractions but also for visual kids to see fractions! <~ tweet this!
We made a few fractions with his regular Legos, but they were harder to count since they were so small. Duplos are the perfect size to practice fractions.
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